Natalie Portman Doesn't Display Oscar Statue Because It Is A 'False Idol'

05/07/2015 10:05 am ET | Updated May 07, 2015

Guests in Natalie Portman's Paris home should not expect to see her Oscar statue perched atop the mantle.

“I don’t know where it is,” Portman told The Hollywood Reporter when asked about where she keeps the Best Actress Oscar she won in 2010 for her role in "Black Swan." “I think it’s in the safe or something. I don’t know. I haven’t seen it in a while. I mean, ['Black Swan' director] Darren [Aronofsky] actually said to me something when we were in that whole thing that resonated so deeply. I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshipping false idols. And this is literally like gold men. This is literally worshipping gold idols — if you worship it. That’s why it’s not displayed on the wall. It’s a false idol.”

The actress is Jewish and ABC News reported that her husband, French ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, was reportedly in the process of converting to Judaism last year. In the latest issue of THR magazine, Portman discussed her marriage.

“The disappointments are always in myself, and like, when you’re faced day to day with someone looking at you, it’s like a mirror that you have to yourself, and you can see your own good behavior and bad behavior," she said. "And it’s a beautiful challenge to be the best person in the mirror that you can be. I mean, I don’t beat myself up over it, but I’m not always as generous as I feel like I could be.”

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