Natalie Portman, the 29-year-old Academy Award winner, has suggested that she may quit acting to focus on her family. Natalie Portman, who is currently starring in the box-office hit 'Thor', is expecting her first child with choreographer fiance Benjamin Millepied.
During an interview with The Sun's Buzz Magazine, Portman spoke of her desire to emulate Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn, who left Hollywood to begin a family. The actress said, "Audrey made some good choices in life... More and more I realise how unimportant it is to be in the history books or anything like that. Putting time and energy into your children, that's valuable". Portman has often spoken about the emotionally draining experience of filming 'Black Swan', in which she played a psychotic prima ballerina in one of the most demanding roles of her career. Despite winning an Oscar for the role, Portman insists it was a relief to begin work on the more light-hearted 'Thor', saying, "It probably delayed the onset of a total breakdown from the efforts of doing Black Swan, which is going to hit at any moment....We got nice long breaks and I got to read in my trailer which was very comfortable and has a bed. I could eat whenever I wanted and train whenever I felt like it".
Natalie Portman also scooped a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA award for her role in 'Black Swan'. Her first child is due this summer and she currently has no further movie roles scheduled for 2011, other than already completed films.