Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

(Actress Natalie)Portman Pulled Out Of Doubt Over Nun Portrayal (Cannot understand celibacy)
IMDB ^ | 26 November 2008 5:34 PM, PST

Posted on 11/28/2008 6:49:21 PM PST by Perdogg

Natalie Portman turned down the chance to play a nun opposite movie great Meryl Streep in Doubt - because she can't get her head around celibacy.

The actress was at one point very interested in the movie adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's hit play - but she turned the part down because she couldn't see herself as a lifelong virgin.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.imdb.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anticatholic; catholicbashing; celibacy; culturewar; hollywood; ifitfeelsgooddohim; methodacting; sexpositiveagenda
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-87 next last

1 posted on 11/28/2008 6:49:22 PM PST by Perdogg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

Someone tell the girl that Anthony Hopkins isn’t really a canibal or Hitler either. Sheesh!


2 posted on 11/28/2008 6:50:46 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
she turned the part down because she couldn't see herself as a lifelong virgin.

me neither

3 posted on 11/28/2008 6:51:15 PM PST by Nonstatist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: narses; lainie; PennsylvaniaMom; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Tax-chick; TexasCajun; sarasota; ...

ping


4 posted on 11/28/2008 6:51:32 PM PST by Perdogg (01-20-2013 Obama's last day - If we make it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
Tomorrow's headline today:

Ho Withdraws!


5 posted on 11/28/2008 6:51:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Everytime they open their mouth they shoot themselves in the foot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SolidWood

Nut-a-Lee Portman is a nice package wrapped around a rather strange central nervous system.


6 posted on 11/28/2008 6:52:01 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Nonstatist

Amen.


7 posted on 11/28/2008 6:52:48 PM PST by ShadowDancer ( Losers always look for excuses. Winners never quit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
but she turned the part down because she couldn't see herself as a lifelong virgin.

Twit

8 posted on 11/28/2008 6:53:07 PM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

She did mention something like that to me in our last secret meeting. I offered to quit seeing her for a while if it made her feel any better, but she said no way.

*Shrugs*...I mean, I did offer.


9 posted on 11/28/2008 6:53:07 PM PST by pcottraux (I can't tell the difference between Carl Cameron, Chris Wallace, or Bill McCuddy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

I was completely unaware that once you play a nun you must become one!


10 posted on 11/28/2008 6:53:13 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MIchaelTArchangel

I guess she really believes she was a galactic princess.


11 posted on 11/28/2008 6:54:02 PM PST by JimC214
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: JimC214

or gave birth in a Walmart.


12 posted on 11/28/2008 6:55:53 PM PST by Perdogg (01-20-2013 Obama's last day - If we make it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: SolidWood

If she can’t visualize it, she can’t play it. I understand that.


13 posted on 11/28/2008 6:57:04 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

....she arrived at this conclusion shortly after learning how much Ms. Streep were getting for her role in the movie.


14 posted on 11/28/2008 6:57:28 PM PST by durasell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
Natalie, there was a time when actresses (unlike yourself) could act:


15 posted on 11/28/2008 6:57:29 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

Natalie....who?


16 posted on 11/28/2008 6:57:37 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Well, Mr. Obama.....how are you going to HANDLE this?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

How proud her parents must be. “Mom,, im *such* a human pin cushion, i couldn’t **possibly*** play a nice girl,,, jeeezzzz”.

And i don’t know, but i understand some actors really jump at a chance to play across from Streep? They think it’s even good for the career?

Lunacy,, also,, i bet her agent was just *thrilled* to hear her decision.


17 posted on 11/28/2008 6:58:16 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
I don't think God intended man to be celibate. I think he intended for a young man and a young girl to marry and have sex all they want. In fact the bible says so.

That doesn't mean you can't pretend to be celibate. It is called acting. Now some people can't act all that well. They simply play themselves but if you are a charismatic person such as John Wayne, or Roy Rogers, there will still be lots of rolls for you.

18 posted on 11/28/2008 6:58:33 PM PST by yarddog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nonstatist

You’re killin’ me,,, ROFLMAO


19 posted on 11/28/2008 6:58:55 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

It is just pretend isn’t it? I mean can Harrison Ford really survive a jump from a crashing jet? Do the zombies really come back to life? Is Dudley DoRight really that dumb?


20 posted on 11/28/2008 6:59:32 PM PST by Bearshouse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: brytlea
I was completely unaware that once you play a nun you must become one!

So said Ingrid Bergman.

21 posted on 11/28/2008 7:00:18 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie

You might not like Portman’s life-philosophy but she is a terrific film actress, has been since she was a kid.


22 posted on 11/28/2008 7:00:19 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: yarddog

What did Jesus do?


23 posted on 11/28/2008 7:00:34 PM PST by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA or lose reelection)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
she couldn't see herself as a lifelong virgin.

There are probably a couple hundred men who couldn't see her that way either.

But that's why it's called "fiction."

Of course, she'd have to be a darn sight better actress to pull off that much of a stretch ...

24 posted on 11/28/2008 7:01:37 PM PST by IronJack (=)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

In high school I played an IRS agent, a greek statue and a crab in various plays. Later on I played a guy who was boffing his stepmother and conspiring with her to knock off his dad, and a barely literate trailer park denizen.

Apparently I’m better at this, since (except for living in a trailer park) I can’t imagine doing a single one of those things for real.


25 posted on 11/28/2008 7:02:54 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wtc911

Can’t be THAT good,,if she can’t successfully play in a reasonably potential role such as that of a nun,,, she’s certainly no Eastwood.


26 posted on 11/28/2008 7:03:04 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: pcottraux

Anakin, watch out for that Palpatine guy...he’s not as nice as he seems.


27 posted on 11/28/2008 7:03:43 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

In other words, the money wasn’t good enough for her to be in the same movie with the washed up Streep.


28 posted on 11/28/2008 7:04:04 PM PST by Doug TX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JimC214
Or a cartoon character [Darcy on The Simpsons].
29 posted on 11/28/2008 7:04:22 PM PST by FredZarguna (Archimedes, Newton, Leibniz, James and John Bernoulli, Euler, Gauss, Riemann, Hermite, Laplace...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: cmj328

Jesus was called to a completely different life than the rest of us. Jesus was born of a virgin and he never had sex I am sure. Although sex is not a sin it does mark you and for whatever reason God did not want Jesus to live as a married man and there was no other way he could have had sex since he had to be a perfect sacrifice.


30 posted on 11/28/2008 7:05:15 PM PST by yarddog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie

Didn’t Anne Bancroft play a nun in Agnes of God?

Does Natalie realize that Bancroft had to play an adulterer boffing her daughter’s boyfriend (”The Graduate”), a nun, and a washed up alcoholic con woman (”Malice”) all in the same career?


31 posted on 11/28/2008 7:06:13 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: wtc911

She was good in “The Professional” and “Garden State”.


32 posted on 11/28/2008 7:07:25 PM PST by Perdogg (01-20-2013 Obama's last day - If we make it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

Sorry, that should have read “Apparently I’m better at this than Natalie”


33 posted on 11/28/2008 7:10:07 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: SolidWood

Gee.

A Jewish non-virgin, non-Catholic, non-religious playing a nun.

What’s wrong with this picture?


34 posted on 11/28/2008 7:10:18 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

To quote Jon Lovitz as The Master THespian:

It’s called ACTING!!!!


35 posted on 11/28/2008 7:11:11 PM PST by supremedoctrine ('Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn"--Delmore Schwartz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

While I’m glad she pulled out (so to speak) rather than messing up the role, I’d like to point out that it is called “acting”.


36 posted on 11/28/2008 7:11:42 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie

Ahhhh....Ingrid and Audrey.....I go a little nutsy...
especially seeing Ingrid. The most magical actress to EVER
light up a movie screen.


37 posted on 11/28/2008 7:12:28 PM PST by supremedoctrine ('Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn"--Delmore Schwartz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Dunno.

Ask Mel Brooks as Hitler.


38 posted on 11/28/2008 7:13:26 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: supremedoctrine

“Notorious” - The kiss in the wine cellar...


39 posted on 11/28/2008 7:13:34 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie
My personal fave




40 posted on 11/28/2008 7:17:39 PM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is long with good company. " - Turkish Proverb)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

41 posted on 11/28/2008 7:18:30 PM PST by BenLurkin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yarddog
I don't think God intended man to be celibate. I think he intended for a young man and a young girl to marry and have sex all they want. In fact the bible says so

The Bible does not say "Have sex all you want".

Jesus was called to a completely different life than the rest of us. Jesus was born of a virgin and he never had sex I am sure. Although sex is not a sin it does mark you and for whatever reason God did not want Jesus to live as a married man and there was no other way he could have had sex since he had to be a perfect sacrifice.

But what did Jesus say on the subject and what did St. Paul say as well?

42 posted on 11/28/2008 7:20:54 PM PST by frogjerk (Welcome|Goodbye to|from Free|Fairness Doctrine Republic!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: DesertRhino
she’s certainly no Eastwood.

__________________________________________

Yep, Eastman was still doing supporting roles on TV at the same age she had starred in a dozen films.

The point is, politics aside, she is a fine actress. Any indie producer would give an arm to find the 'next Natalie Portman.'

43 posted on 11/28/2008 7:26:33 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Natalie, shut up....and get those high beams covered. There are some things in Wal-Mart that would just do the trick. They’re adhesive. Buy and extra pair and save one for your mouth. Also, wash your hair before photo ops.


44 posted on 11/28/2008 7:30:08 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: yarddog
And what did Jesus say?

Matthew 19:12
1 Corinthians 7:7-8 and 32-35

he had to be a perfect sacrifice

And what of those who wish to follow Christ's command to "be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48)? And of those who wish to to present their bodies as "a living sacrifice" (Rom. 12, see also Heb 13:15-16, 1 Pet. 2:5, 2 Tim. 2:4)? They can never achieve the same level of perfection, but can they be prevented from trying?

45 posted on 11/28/2008 7:30:31 PM PST by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA or lose reelection)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

Actually Paul does say something pretty close to have all the sex you want. He goes on to say that the man’s body does not belong to him but to his wife and vice-versa. He also says to not deny yourself from each other so you will not burn with desire. It sounds like Paul understands sex very well and approves of it.

Of course he is speaking of married people.


46 posted on 11/28/2008 7:32:50 PM PST by yarddog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: MIchaelTArchangel
Nut-a-Lee Portman is a nice package wrapped around a rather strange central nervous system.


47 posted on 11/28/2008 7:33:38 PM PST by library user
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

Well, Portman, like most actresses these days, is probably a lifelong SLUT.


48 posted on 11/28/2008 7:34:35 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bearshouse
> Do the zombies really come back to life?

Yes, but only during presidential elections, so that they can vote for Democrats.

49 posted on 11/28/2008 7:36:18 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: wtc911
> Portman’s ... is a terrific film actress

You must not have seen the three awful Star Wars prequel movies.

50 posted on 11/28/2008 7:37:23 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-87 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson