FLASHBACK: 13-Year-Old Natalie Portman Totally Had a Crush on Brad Pitt
By Meredith B. Kile
This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.
If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
13-Year-Old Natalie Portman Recalls Smoking and 'Sexy' Scenes in…
Go Inside Vanessa Bryant's Star-Studded Trip to Italy
'The Good Doctor': Shaun Has Sex on the Brain in This Season 4 D…
D’Amelio Family Talks TikTok Fame, Internet Haters and ‘The D’Am…
Keith Urban Says Wife Nicole Kidman’s Support During Vegas Resid…
Tristan Thompson Is Still Trying to Get Khloe Kardashian Back, S…
'The Blacklist' Season 8 Bloopers: James Spader and His Co-Stars…
Kelly Clarkson’s Son Remington Interrupts Chris Martin Mid-Perfo…
‘The Voice’ Coaches Joke Ariana Grande Is a ‘Threat,’ Tyra Banks…
JoJo Siwa Explains How Girlfriend Kylie Prew Supported Her While…
‘The Real's Jeannie Mai Expecting First Child With Husband Jeezy
Watch Ariana Grande’s Fellow 'Voice' Coaches Gush Over Her Talent
Michael Gandolfini on Honoring Late Father in ‘The Many Saints o…
Dog the Bounty Hunter Tears Up Over Daughter’s Claims of Racism,…
‘The Masked Singer’ Judges Tease Season 6 Changes (Exclusive)
Scott Foley Teases Possible ’Scandal’ Co-Star Cameos in New Show…
Michael Ray on Life After Divorce and How He’s Moving Forward (E…
Denise Richards Talks ‘Killer Cheer Mom’ and Possible Return to …
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Daughter ‘Disturbed’ Amid Denial of Raci…
In honor of ET's 35th anniversary this year, we’re flashing back, taking a look at the first time our favorite stars sat down for an interview.
In 1994, before Black Swan, Garden State, or even Star Wars, Natalie Portman was an up-and-coming actress who had just starred in her first feature film, Leon: The Professional, in which she played a girl taken in by a hitman after her parents are murdered.
Portman opened up to ET about taking on the role in the Luc Besson film, which contained some very grown-up themes.
"My parents were uncomfortable with some parts," the then-13-year-old admitted. "There is a lot of cursing and so they took out some of the cursing, and they were uncomfortable with the smoking, so they said I could take three puffs. It's an herbal cigarette, it's not a real cigarette."
The actress said that one of the hardest scenes for her to do was a moment in the film where her character has to act seductive.
"It's kind of a sexy-type scene," she said. "Not very sexy, but she is acting very flirtatious and I am not that kind of person. It was really embarrassing because my mom was on the set."
But the industry also has its perks, a young Portman explained, telling ET how Brad Pitt had come to a screening of the film the day before, but left before the young actress had a chance to meet him.
"My friend and I were really upset, so my agents tried to set up a lunch for us today but I don't know," she said with a giggle. "But I am really excited if it does [happen]. Because I love Brad Pitt."