Natalie Portman’s love of animals is no mystery and she just might be turning her passion into an onscreen production. Portman is possibly heading behind the camera for a documentary based on the book “Eating Animals,” which she credits for her transformation into a fulltime vegan.
Last summer the author of the book, Jonathan Safran Foer, revealed Portman “is going to make a movie of it.”
“She wants to make a very personal documentary,” the author explained in an interview with the French site Chap. “She contacted me, she told me that she loved the book. I know her now. I will help her eventually but it will be her vision. She’s only at the very beginning.”
You may be familiar with the acclaimed book, which is a memoir about Foer’s journey in learning about what we eat. According to its official site, it “explores the many stories we use to justify our eating habits – folklore and pop culture, family traditions and national myth, apparent facts and inherent fictions – and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting.”
Overall, Foer focuses on the importance of a more sustainable twist to our eating habits, especially a more humane approach to eating meat.
The 30-year-old Oscar winning actress has said in the past, “Perhaps others disagree with me that animals have personalities. But the highly documented torture of animals is unacceptable, and the human cost Foer describes in his book, of which I was previously unaware, is universally compelling.”
Portman currently has been taking a backseat to the limelight, since she had her baby Aleph with fiancé Benjamin Millepied, whom she met on the set of her movie “Black Swan.” This just might be the perfect way for the actress to get her feet wet again in the movie biz.
Are you excited for Portman’s possible next project?