Natalie Portman Believes Children Should Not Start Careers In Hollywood At Young Age

Portman doesn't regret starting acting at an early age because her parents were present to take care of her on set.

Natalie Portman, known for her roles in movies like ‘Thor,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ and more, began her career at the age of 12 in the film ‘Léon: The Professional.’ Since then, she has had an illustrious career. However, the actress believes that young children should not enter the acting field.

“I would not encourage young people to pursue this. I don’t mean ever; I mean as children,” Portman told Variety.

Portman doesn’t regret starting acting at an early age because her parents were present to take care of her on set.

“I feel it was almost luck that I wasn’t harmed, combined with my very overprotective, wonderful parents,” the ‘Thor’ actress explained.

“You don’t like it when you’re a kid, and you’re grateful for it when you’re an adult,” she added. “I’ve heard too many bad stories to think that any children should be part of it.”

“Ultimately, I don’t believe that kids should work,” Portman emphasized. “I think kids should play and go to school.”

As a mother to two children, Aleph (12) and Amalia (6), Portman’s comments suggest her children won’t be following in her child star footsteps.

Numerous other celebrities, such as Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, have also previously spoken about similar problems in the industry, highlighting the undue pressure it puts on young individuals.

Portman has won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie ‘Black Swan’ and received two nominations for ‘Jackie’ and ‘Closer.’

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