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Natalie Portman reveals the best thing about being pregnant: 'I get a little panicky about food availability'

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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
January 31, 2017
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She has a busy schedule throughout awards season, and while Natalie Portman should be taking it relatively easy - the Hollywood actress has revealed her greatest pregnancy fear during the star-studded ceremonies is being hungry. Appearing on Monday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the 35-year-old confessed: "I feel like I get a little panicky about food availability."

"Like if I'm going somewhere, I'm like, 'Will they have something that I will want to eat at that point?' So before I go anywhere, I'll have a plate of pancakes or, like, a veggie burger or whatever, just to be prepared." The actress, who is expecting her second child with husband Benjamin Millepied, also noted how people tend to treat her differently when she's pregnant. "I feel like they're very careful with me. Everyone's like, 'Oh you don't have to stand up, that's ok!' and I'm like, 'I can stand up out of a chair still,'" she explained. "Cutting in the bathroom line is what I'll take."

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Natalie Portman has opened up about her pregnancy

Natalie is being recognised for her turn as Jackie Kennedy Onassis in new movie Jackie, the acclaimed actress is already a proud mother to her five-year-old son Aleph. Natalie and French choreographer Benjamin, 39, first met on the set of the 2010 movie Black Swan, and tied the knot in California in 2012.

Over the past few months, the mother-of-one has been busy promoting her latest film, biopic Jackie. Speaking about her portrayal of Jackie at the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Natalie revealed how much she admired how the former First Lady carried herself in public - even after the death of her husband. "It's understanding that even when she was going through something incredibly private, it meant something to other people how she presented herself publicly," she explained.

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"I get a little panicky about food availability," she explained

"I loved that she defined herself as a wife primarily, but then lived a life that was very counter to that where she was her own woman," she added. "It was like she didn't know how to be any other way, except exactly herself." Natalie faces stiff competition in this year's best actress Oscar battle. Her fellow nominees are Meryl Streep, with a record 20th nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins, Emma Stone for La La Land, Ruth Negga for Loving and Isabelle Huppert for Elle.

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