But all the awards buzz and the recent announcement of her engagement and pregnancy have the media paying close, close attention to the star—a new phenomenon she's learning to deal with.
How's the mom-to-be handling all the new media attention?
"It's the most private thing you could ever go through in your life, so there's always an uneasy feeling of 'This is OK to share, and this is for me,'" Portman told our own Ben Lyons and the premiere for her latest flick, No Strings Attached.
But even with all the attention, she's enjoying her successes—both on and off the big screen. "I'm totally enjoying it," she said. "It's nice to feel that stability in my nonwork life."
And speaking of her work, Portman enjoyed being a part of No Strings Attached because it wasn't the typical romantic comedy—obviously. It's about best friends agreeing to just use each other and their hot bodies...and then falling in love! And best of all: It's the girl who initiates the fooling around!
"This so unusual to see a female character in this kind of role where she's sort of like a dude," the actress said. "She's like, ‘I don't really want a relationship. I just want to use you for your body!' It made me laugh to see a character like that on screen for the first time."
Check out the video to hear more from Portman and the rest of the No Strings Attached cast, plus, find out who's got a girl crush on the Globes-winning star!