Natalie Portman, star of Wes Anderson's "Darjeeling Limited" prequel short "Hotel Chevalier" is interviewed in the London Observer and talked about the brouhaha over her nudity:
'The thing is - and maybe I've brought it on myself by talking about nudity so much - it's still the thing that people talk about more than the short. And that's the thing that makes me think maybe I shouldn't have done it. It's not that I regret the actual thing. But it really depresses me that what I think is a wonderful film, that I'm really happy with - and Wes put a lot of time and energy into planning shots and writing the script, it's very minimal, very exact - and then at the end literally half of any article or review about it has been about the nudity.
'I'm really not prudish about doing nudity,' she continues. 'I think it's beautiful in films, and sex is such a big part of life, and nudity is obviously our natural state. That's not my issue. My issue is that I feel it takes something away from what you're doing. And also that it can be used afterwards for different purposes. Misappropriated.'
Nudie clips that end up on YouTube?
'Yeah. My picture ended up on porn sites,' she says, face aghast. 'So that's the dilemma more than ... the artistic decision of it is a no-brainer to me. But it's not the way it used to be; it doesn't show at a film festival, you know?'
Read the whole interview
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