Natalie Portman Posts Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent activist for people of color and served as a minister in the Civil Rights Movement. Although he was born on January 15, 1929, and was assassinated on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King day is celebrated every year, on the third Monday of January. Many celebrities remembered Martin Luther King on January 20, 2020. Natalie Portman took to her Instagram to pay tribute to the legend.
Natalie Portman holds dual Israeli and American citizenship and has established herself as a successful actress in Hollywood. Natalie was born in Israel and shifted to New York with her parents at a young age. She started her career from modeling but soon left it for the acting industry. Her role in Star Wars brought her face in the limelight, and it was there to stay. She has won prestigious awards such as Golden Globes, and even an Oscar.
Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster, an astrophysicist in the Marvel’s series of Thor. She has appeared in two movies of Thor, and will return in the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder”. The movie will begin filming in August 2020 and will hit the cinemas on November 5, 2021.
Apart from her filming stunts, she is quite a book worm and regularly shares knowledge of jewels with her followers on Instagram. Not only that, she is an advocate of climate change as well and is a vegetarian. Her feed on Instagram reminds her followers of the significance of vegetarianism on the environment.
Although Natalie Portman is an amazing actress, people cannot overlook the fact that she is half Jewish. She chose her maternal grandmother’s name for her acting career, to protect her family’s privacy. Unlike most Israeli citizens, she hasn’t served in IDF (Israel Defense Forces). Nevertheless, she was nominated for the Genesis Prize, which is the Israeli equivalent of a Nobel Prize. Instead of feeling pride, she expressed her distaste in the inhumane act of the Israeli forces against 40 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza. She did not attend the ceremony, therefore, the Genesis Foundation had to cancel the award ceremony. She was met with rebukes from pro-Israel groups, because of her strong stance against the Israeli government. This shows a very beautiful side of the talented actress, who would stand up for what’s right no matter what.