The actress is Natalie Portman, an Oscar nominee for 2004's Closer. The new movie, opening Friday, is Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, about an eccentric toy store owner (Dustin Hoffman) and his loyal assistant (Ms. Portman). You might have read about it in the recent Parade magazine cover story penned by the actress.
Except - shocking - she didn't actually write it, even though the words "By Natalie Portman" adorn the cover. "They do an interview with you then sort of write it for you," she says by phone. "They claim that you wrote it, but that's not really how it works. They interview you like you're interviewing me, then they just write it in the first person."