Her husband, Benjamin Millipied, will be taking over as the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet in September 2014, so the Black Swan Oscar winner and their two-year-old son Aleph will be moving.
Portman, who gracefully posed on the cover of Marie Claire this month, told the magazine how surprised, but lucky, she feels to have the opportunity to move.
“When Ben asked me if I wanted to go to Paris, I freaked,” the Israeli-born star said. “Everyone dreams of living in Paris.”
Though Portman is excited about the move, she loves being in L.A.
“It’s one of the most exciting places to be in the world right now,” she said. “It’s really central in terms of the arts. It feels like things are happening in L.A., you know?”
Portman also talked to the magazine about her parents, Shelley and Avner Hershlag.
“They made me feel that they would drop anything at any time to help me,” she says. “I never felt like there was anything more important than me. Which I know can probably create an a–hole, too. It gives you a deep sense of security and safety to feel that your parents will love you no matter what.”
Apparently, that kind of loving didn’t work for some other parents.
“I grew up around a lot of snobbism about what was important and what was serious, and I really reject that,” Portman said.
Portman will star in a sequel to 2011’s Thor later this year alongside Chris Hemsworth.
“Chris is, like, one of the greatest people in Hollywood,” she said. “He’s the kind of actor who’s so charismatic; he must be tired when he goes home.”
While Portman has her fair share of fans, she does her best to stay away from drunk ones.
“I try and stay away from drunk people – that’s when they start getting rude and aggressive, like, ‘Why did you suck in that movie?’”