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Actress Natalie Portman has taken on a different role in new movie Brothers because she says she doesn't want to be 'cute' any more.
Portman, 28, plays the love interest of Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in the new flick.
Asked why she took the mother and wife role, she told UK newspaper the Daily Mirror: 'I just don't want to be cute any more.
'I've been playing girl-woman roles for a long time and I was excited about the opportunity of playing an adult. I really wanted the challenge.'
Portman, who plays the wife of a soldier in the film, said that she talked to many military wives for the role and also spoke to her own mum to prepare for the part.
She said: 'My own mother is the most maternal, nurturing, warm, cosy mummy. So I had all that in me. She was a great role model.'Read more:http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1527526.php/Actress-Natalie-Portman-doesn-t-want-to-be-cute-any-more#ixzz0dXIytb75
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She played an orphan apprenticed to a "cleaner" or hit man (Jean Reno) who serves as her mentor, and she as his savior. "The Professional" proved an auspicious debut, winning Portman attention and positive notices, her performance particularly applauded, even by those who found the movie itself shocking. The young actress followed with a turn as Al Pacino's stepdaughter, suffering the rejection of her real father, in Michael Mann's "Heat" (1995). A smaller, less expository role than her previous effort, "Heat" showcased Portman's natural ability, the actress capably evincing her character's desperate dysfunction with very little dialogue or screen time. Next she had a scene-stealing turn as a wise-beyond-her-years young girl who establishes a tender and honest friendship with Timothy Hutton's conflicted pianist in Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls" (1996). Again Portman received rave reviews which in turn led to increased opportunities. She had two memorable but less pivotal roles that same year, appearing in Woody Allen's odd musical "Everyone Says I Love You" and as the bright and collected daughter of the besieged United States president (Jack Nicholson) in Tim Burton's wacky "Mars Attacks!"