While best known for her award-winning dramatic roles,
Natalie Portman is actually quite funny -- a side of her she’s only rarely
showcased onscreen while hosting Saturday Night Live in 2006 or in the
2011 rom-com No Strings Attached. Lucky for us, she’s flexing her funny
bone in an upcoming (and unexpected) guest role on Angie Tribeca.
In an all-new episode airing May 8, Portman joins the TBS
comedy as head of NASA mission control Christine Craft -- and ET has your
exclusive first look!
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On the police procedural satire starring Rashida Jones as
the titular detective, the authorities turn to Christine when their latest
investigation leads them to NASA, which seems to have literally not changed
since 1963. And sadly for this no-nonsense professional, that means putting up with a
male-dominated culture, where drinking martinis and smacking girls on the butt
is par for the course. And yes, Christine is very pregnant.
Once again, Portman delivers a knockout performance -- and
the laughs are a welcome respite from her typically heavier roles. While she’s
steered clear of comedy in the past, perhaps it’s time for Portman to consider
more cameo parts like this, especially now that she's returned to work since giving birth to her second child.
Angie Tribeca airs Mondays at 10:30 pm ET/PT on