Portman finally nude?
I feel like I've been down this road and disappointed so many times that I can't say I fully trust this report, but nevertheless we have another Natalie Portman nude report. We get this with a lot of her movies lately (CLOSER, GOYA'S GHOSTS) only to be let down when the product arrives but word out of the Venice Film Festival is that Portman goes nude in a Wes Anderson short titled "Hotel Chevalier." Presented as a prologue to THE DARJEELING LIMITED, Portman appears with Jason Schwartzman who plays his character from DARJEELING. They're lovers, she strips, the world is happy. Here's a report from Time Out London on the film;
If theres one element of Hotel Chevalier thats surprising for Anderson, its a strong sense of romance and sexuality: in one shot, Schwartzman gently pulls off Portmans clothes to reveal her naked body from behind, and a later shot has Portman, nude, standing still in a doorway, one foot up against the frame. Its a beautiful shot, and one thats made even more pertinent by Sarstedts melancholic lyrics on the soundtrack. Its the sexiest thing that Anderson has ever done.
It is possible that there is a body double used but reportedly you get a good look at her from behind and another body-length shot from the side. Nobody has come out to me and said straight out "you see Natalie Portman's boobs," but it's a good start. Unfortunately, "Chevalier" won't be playing in theaters in the states. It was shot to run at festivals like Venice and later this month at the New York Film Festival. Those who don't catch it there will have to wait for it to appear on the DVD.
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