, author: Ermakova M.

“This is a dream role”: Natalie Portman about her new film “May December”

In this dark comedy, the star of the dystopian film “V for Vendetta” plays the role of an actress who decides to personally meet the prototype heroine.

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Natalie Portman considers working in Todd Haynes' new film May December a "dream role." She spoke about this in an interview with Variety. The dark comedy follows actress Elizabeth Berry (Portman) as she prepares to take on the role of Gracie Atherton-Yu (Julianne Moore) in the film. More than twenty years ago, a woman became famous throughout the country by entering into an intimate relationship with her 12-year-old student. Now the couple is married and raising children together, Gracie’s wife is 36 years old, and she herself is desperately trying to forget the past. However, Berry, for his part, wants to achieve excellence in his work and persistently tries to get to know the spouses, thereby introducing confusion into their already not always stable relationship.

“There are so many refractions here that reflect the work Todd put into the painting,” explains Natalie. “As you can see, the characters in Sami's (Burch) script are constantly changing when you think you know something about them. You're never sure or comfortable about how you should feel. It was just a gift of fate."

The premiere of the film “May December” took place in May of this year. Now the picture can be seen on digital resources.