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Natalie Portman, Best Actress Oscar Winner, Talks Motherhood

Natalie Portman

First Posted: 02/28/11 07:40 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

Natalie Portman took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan," but as she said during her acceptance speech, "her most important role" is soon to come.

She'll soon be starring as Mommy.

Portman talked about her impending motherhood in the press room after her Oscar win, with the subject taking up more time than even her acting and award win.

While the baby went up with her to accept the award, she's not quite sure how it felt about the whole thing. Makes sense. But there were moments in the show that got her little one's feet moving.

"I couldn't tell you. I don't really remember anything that happened just now," Portman said (via PopSugar). "But the baby was definitely kicking a lot during the song portion of the show. Little dancer."

After winning the award for playing a ballerina, it's quite fitting.

While pregnancy can be difficult, Portman actually said the growing bump has been a blessing during a hectic awards season.

"With my child, I think I will just thank them. It's sort of been a protection. It feels like a protection against all the hoopla and the part that keeps you centered where your meaning is and what is actually important in the midst of shiny stuff that's superficial."

And as for whether she'll name the child Oscar, after the big win?

"I think that's probably, definitely, out of the question."

For more, click over to PopSugar and The Hollywood Reporter.

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