Natalie Portman Happy to Be Going from ‘Skinny’ to ‘Fat’

Natalie Portman

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01/11/2011 AT 5:35 PM ET

Natalie Portman got super thin for Black Swan. Now, she’s headed in the opposite direction – happily so – as a mom-to-be.

“I told [director] Darren [Aronofsky], I was like, ‘First you got me skinny, and now you’re getting my fat,’ because he introduced me to my fiancé,” the actress, 29, tells Extra. “It’s the greatest gift he ever gave me.”

Portman, who is expecting her first child with her choreographer fiancé Benjamin Millepied, is slowing down her schedule – but that’s not easy, given that she’s an Oscar front-runner heading into Hollywood’s awards season.


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