Natalie Portman Loves Obscene Hip Hop, Ice Cream Cake
Natalie Portman covers the September issue of Interview, and inside the magazine she engages in some characteristically adorable banter with Jake Gyllenhaal. Here are some highlights:
GYLLENHAAL: Okay. What's your favorite food?
PORTMAN: Well, I don't think you can really improve upon Carvel ice cream cake.
GYLLENHAAL: I'm more Baskin-Robbins style myself.
PORTMAN: Oh really? I am so Carvel. Did I just bring us back to 1985 Long Island?
GYLLENHAAL: What song best describes your current state?
PORTMAN: My current state . . . I'm trying to think of a song that feels like sleepwalking. [laughs] I don't know. I've mostly been listening to dirty rap lately. That's sort of my scene.
GYLLENHAAL: Your affection for dirty rap is something that people really don't know about you, which I think is fascinating. You do incredible things for the world, and then you listen to just completely obscene hip-hop music.
PORTMAN: Really, really obscene hip-hop. I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance. Those are like my two favorite things, so combined . . . I've been listening a lot lately to "Wait (The Whisper Song)" by the Ying Yang Twins, where the lyrics are like, "Wait 'til you see my dick"--which is just amazing because it's whispered. [whispers] "Wait 'til you see my dick . . . " [laughs] Crazy. So I just listen to it like I'm a five-year-old, like, "Oh my god! I can't believe he just said that!"