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11/17/2011 08:42 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Natalie Portman Heads Back To Hollywood For A Live Read Of 'The Apartment'

While she has tip-toed her way back on to the scene, with baby Aleph in tow, Natalie Portman will be returning to Hollywood Friday night for her first post-baby gig.

The "Black Swan" star will be participating in Jason Reitman's live reading of the acclaimed hit, "The Apartment," according to Vulture.

Here, the new mom will be reprising Shirely MacLaine's role as "the fetching elevator operator," Fran Kubelik. The rest of the cast includes J.K. Simmons, Ken Jeong, Nick Kroll, Mindy Kaling and Jake Johnson.

Good to have you back, Natalie!

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