Natalie Portman warns of the perils of social media
Natalie Portman thinks social media has exposed the public to the perils of fame.
The 35-year-old actress has warned that the advent of social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, has meant people who are not famous are now being subjected to more judgment and scrutiny than ever before.
The brunette beauty explained: "I don’t think I see it much personally. Although, obviously, you know that people have ideas about you. But I think even people who aren’t necessarily in the public eye get that now because of social media.
"There could be someone in your college class that you don’t know who looks at you a certain way, and thinks certain things about you, and might write about you, or whatever. And you’re not a famous person – you’re just being talked about or thought about in a certain way by someone you don’t know.
"So you know, it’s something we all have to deal with on different levels."
Despite being conscious of the scrutiny and interest that surrounds her, Natalie tries not to fret.
Natalie shared with DuJour magazine: "I mainly try to not think about it. Like, I don’t look at it; I don’t seek it out in any way because I don’t find it helpful in any way."
The Oscar-winning actress – who stars as Jackie Kennedy, the wife of US President John F. Kennedy, in her new movie ‘Jackie’ – said there is a distinction between her public face and her real-life self.
She said: "Fame does create a splitting of the self, I suppose. Because you’re, like, aware that this is the part of me that’s public, and this is the part of me that’s private, and so you’re kind of dividing the two.
"Jackie obviously had that on a much larger scale, but it was definitely something that I could see in her and empathise with – that there is an idea of how other people see you, an idea of who you really are, who you want other people to think you are. And there is how you think you’re supposed to be. There are all these different layers of self."