Natalie Portman Says Children Shouldn’t Be Actors

  • Former child star Natalie Portman said she doesn’t think children should work in Hollywood, citing potential dangers as one reason why.
  • “I would not encourage young people to go into this. I don’t mean ever; I mean as children,” Portman told Variety during a recent interview.
  • “I feel it was almost an accident of luck that I was not harmed, also combined with very overprotective, wonderful parents,” the 42-year-old Academy Award winner continued. “You don’t like it when you’re a kid, and you’re grateful for it when you’re an adult. I’ve heard too many bad stories to think that any children should be part of it.”