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Natalie Portman: I’ve Asked Cate Blanchett for Parenting Advice

07/09/2015 at 07:00 AM ET

Natalie Portman is not afraid to ask for advice.

Between her 4-year-old son Aleph and a nonstop acting career, Portman looks to fellow actress and mom Cate Blanchett for some parental guidance.

“Very early on, I asked [Cate] about being a parent,” Portman says in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “I said, ‘How do you do it? You’re a mom. You’re the best at what you do.’ She said, ‘You just do. Stressing about it doesn’t help.’ ”

Natalie Portman Harper's Bazaar
Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

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Natalie Portman: There Are No Rules About Being a Good Mom

10/29/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Natalie Portman The Telegraph

Parenting brings a new set of responsibilities. But, as Natalie Portman happily discovered, there actually aren’t that many rules.

“I love being a mom,” the Oscar winner, 32, tells Britain’s The Telegraph of her time with Aleph, 2, her son with choreographer Benjamin Millepied.

“I’m less judgmental than before I had a kid,” adds Portman, who stars in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World. “The biggest thing I’ve learned is that parenting is a totally different experience for every person.”

And this means that whatever works for any particular mother is just fine. Read More

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