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A still showing Natalie Portman from the trailer of "A Tale Of Love & Darkness."

Natalie Portman talks about directorial debut movie ‘A Tale of Love & Darkness’

18 August 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Actress Natalie Portman made her directorial debut for the new film she also stars in entitled “A Tale Of Love & Darkness” and she recently said in an interview that directing is very much like motherhood.

Portman attended the premiere of her upcoming flick “A Tale Of Love & Darkness” on Monday evening at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City and the 35-year-old actress, who donned a champagne-colored dress, recently made an appearance on “Good Morning America” to talk about directing the film. She pointed out that it is quite similar to being a mother to her five-year-old son, Aleph .

Portman said that a parental role and being a director are at par since the job is to make everyone comfortable and to make sure that everyone is doing okay. She added that getting the best out of the cast while directing is also similar to being a parent to Aleph .

Portman was also interviewed by Business Insider regarding the movie “A Tale Of Love & Darkness,” which is an adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Israeli author Amos Oz. The movie is told in Hebrew and features the childhood of Oz in the early years of the state of Israel. Portman is from Israel and moved to the United States when she was three years old. Portman plays the role of Oz’s mother, who has had struggles that led to Oz helping her most of the time.

Portman shared with the publication that when she read “A Tale of Love & Darkness,” she was able to imagine the film and she enjoyed it so much that she could not stop thinking about it. She then contacted Oz and asked his permission to make it into a film.

“A Tale of Love & Darkness” hits the theaters this Friday.