It's not that Natalie Portman didn't have plenty on her plate. She just didn't have any use for the public eye while she was feasting on the good life.
The Oscar winner returned to promotional circulation this summer on behalf of her feature directorial debut, the Hebrew-language A Tale of Love and Darkness, and with two more new movies screening on the festival circuit, she is once again a fixture on red-carpet watch lists after what feels like a good long while.
So, while Portman was working all the while before reemerging into the limelight with a vengeance, with three new films and baby No. 2 on the way, here's how she's been able to live relatively privately in the meantime.