October 30th, 2005 | If you're like us, you admire Natalie Portman not only for her good acting but for her refusal (for the most part) to present herself as a XXX star just to get ahead.

You'll recall that Natalie originally turned down the role of Ann August in the film "Anywhere But Here" (1999) because of the love scene between her and Corbin Allred that required nudity. (The script was later changed.)

She also turned down the title role in Adrian Lyne's "Lolita" (1997).

Well, the November cover of Glamour—or should we call it Glosmo—features Miss Portman on the cover looking, well, not as classy as she usually does. For anyone else this would be unremarkable, but for Natalie, we love her so much that it concerns us. We certainly hope Natalie isn't planning to follow the typical trajectory of the former child actress who strips just to prove that she's all "grown up"?

She has already appeared in "Closer" in 2004, playing an exotic dancer and showing--well, all the parts that exotic dancers tend to show.

Everyone makes mistakes, but inquiring minds want to know: is the naked Natalie now going to be the new Natalie?

Natalie, don't forget: your fans love you because you're not like everyone else in your industry.

And now, to end on a positive note, our favorite Natalie Portman quotes from when she turned down "Lolita" (1997):

  • "I don't think there needs to be a movie out where a child has sex with an adult."

  • "I think there's enough exploitation out there that it's not necessary to do more."

  • "Let me tell you, this movie's going to be sleaze."

  • "It's horrible to be a sex object at any age, but at least when you're an adult you can make the decision if you want to degrade yourself."




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