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Natalie Portman Wants French Citizenship

By Anne Cohen

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Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman

For Natalie Portman, living life en francais just isn’t enough.

Now that she and her husband, Benjamin Millepied are moving to Paris — he just accepted a job with the Paris Opera Ballet — the “Black Swan” star told Madame Figaro magazine she’s considering applying for French citizenship.

“We’re looking for an apartment! Benjamin and I are moving in autumn 2014 when his job at the Paris Opera Ballet starts,” she said in the interview. “It’s obviously a massive change to quit Los Angeles for Paris. I don’t know what my life is going to be like, but I’m so excited. I don’t have the French nationality, but I would be love to get it. But I don’t know if it’s possible because I already have an American and an Israeli passport.”

But ever resourceful, the tribe’s pride and joy has a backup plan.”Perhaps I should add an ‘h’ to my name to make it sound more French,” she added. “Nathalie?””

We say oui oui!


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