Natalie Portman Accepts the Actress Award for "Jackie" - HFA 2016
Natalie Portman : "I feel so lucky to have been part of this film that is about a woman who was maybe known first for being a wife, um, first to Kennedy and then to Onassis, but then became someone who could be recognized on-on their own merits, just... just as Jackie. Um, and I think it's really incredible - an incredible opportunity and unfortunately, a rare opportunity in our industry to get to portray a woman so complicated, to have so many assets - aspects of her, um, revealed and to look at her humanity not as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter. She's not to be respected because of her relationship to a man, but because of her humanity and her, um, her-herself as a subject of desire, not an object of desire. And I salute the many men behind this film who we obviously need many female voices to tell stories, but it's also essential that the men who are telling stories consider women as complete human beings and not just in relationships to other men. And to have our producers Mickey Liddell, Darren Aronofsky, and... and many others, actually, many producers on the film, and Darren, of course, who has been so generous with me throughout my career, um, and my life in giving me these complex women, ah, to portray. And Pablo Larraín, the director, who's just a phenomenal person, and again, was telling this story of a human being, not a woman, and I think that-that's a real rarity, unfortunately. And to Fox Searchlight, Nancy and Steve, who are wonderfully taking on this movie on-on a journey. And to the Hollywood Film Awards, so kind of you, I really appreciate being in a room with so many people I admire and respect so much. Thank you."
Natalie Portman recevant le prix de la meilleure actrice pour "Jackie", Hollywood Film Awards 2016
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