Wes Anderson Giving Fans a Glimpse of Natalie's Portmans?

More on the rumor that threatens to melt the Web.

The Venice Film Festival is in full swing, and Time Out London is there to report on Wes Anderson's latest, The Darjeeling Limited -- not to mention the short "prequel" screening before it, Hotel Chevalier.

Darjeeling, according to Time Out, is every bit the qualified success that other critics' lukewarm reviews have suggested. From the article:

Structurally, the film isn't entirely sound, and the emotional depth of both 'Hotel Chevalier' and certainly 'The Royal Tenenbaums' and 'Rushmore' is never quite achieved.

The movie is reviewed in further detail at the link below, but what some fans really want to hear about is Hotel Chevalier -- specifically, whether or not those rumors of Natalie Portman appearing in the buff turned out to be true. Turns out the answer is yes:

If there's one element of 'Hotel Chevalier' that's surprising for Anderson, it's a strong sense of romance and sexuality: in one shot, Jason Schwartzman gently pulls off Portman's clothes to reveal her naked body from behind, and a later shot has Portman, nude, standing still in a doorway, one foot up against the frame...It's the sexiest thing that Anderson has ever done.

Of course, as other outlets have pointed out, the normal caveats apply: It could be a body double, British tabloids are untrustworthy, et cetera. And since Chevalier won't be playing alongside Darjeeling in theaters, there's some question as to where (or whether) it'll reach a wider audience anyway; according to the Timeout article, it may "only be available to see online." But take heart, fanboys -- if there's one thing the Internet has taught us, it's that where there's skin, there's a way.

Source: Time Out London

Comments

dracus

Cap Nord

Slow news day huh Jeff?

Sep 6 - 06:38 AM

Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles

Sure looks that way, huh, Dracus?

Sep 6 - 06:50 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

LOL

Sep 6 - 08:15 AM

Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles

Sure looks that way, huh, Dracus?

Sep 6 - 06:50 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

LOL

Sep 6 - 08:15 AM

Baccus83

First Last

Stop the presses! Natalie Portman took off her clothes!

Sep 6 - 07:05 AM

Baccus83

First Last

Natalie's Portmans? Is that what they're calling breasts now?

Next up - Jessica's Albas. Elisha's Cuthberts. Jenna's Fischers.

Sep 6 - 07:08 AM

belyle

stephen snider

Elisha's Cuthberts actually sounds like it could fly as a code for chest cushions. Cuthberts. Heh.

Sep 6 - 09:20 AM

randal1013

Randal 1013

i hope natalie didn't actually do this.

Sep 6 - 07:45 AM

witherwings

Jamie Lynn

I like how the sexiest thing Anderson has ever done is held up a camera to some actress standing in a doorway with her clothes off. Come on. That's just SAD. Do you remember how some great movies did sexy without anyone naked ever? Yeah, that's talent.

Sep 6 - 07:59 AM

sharpless

Matthew Sanderson

Actually, I think he's already done sexier things that what they describe. But then, sexiness is in the eye of the beholder.

Sep 6 - 11:12 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

You mean like siblings getting it on?

Sep 6 - 11:49 AM

MPSolo

Matt Perloff

Y'know, maybe one of the reasons actors and actresses don't do nudity in the US is because the media makes such a big freakin' deal about it...

Sep 6 - 08:09 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

LOL

Sep 6 - 08:15 AM

welease_woger

Tom Madden

Ahh Dwacus, it seems that the little wascal Jeff is a wee bit touchy.
Stwike him, Centuwion, vewy woughly and thwow him to the floor!

Sep 6 - 08:31 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

As a man, I always wonder why my fellow guys are so desperate to see Natalie Portman naked. She's pretty, but she's not the type I really picture naked...

Sep 6 - 08:48 AM

belyle

stephen snider

Elisha's Cuthberts actually sounds like it could fly as a code for chest cushions. Cuthberts. Heh.

Sep 6 - 09:20 AM

Gimy

Gimy Moo

ERRRRRRRRRRRRRR...wrong! no way, she's a frikkin hypocritical prude. besides, if you want to see her with nothin but a bikini bottom on(and sun tanned knockers) go google her. she's sunbathed topless before. eh, i like b33bies...big deal. anyway, she REFUSED to do nudity in all her movies that have actually called for it in the script. she even had the guy who did Closer BURN the video of her stripper scenes. sorry guys...she'll say it was a body double, wasn't her.

cuthbert and alba AND biel(ntil i see Powder Blue) are some other hypocrits. play strippers or hookers or porn stars but refuse to do the nudity. it'd be like an action star refusing to do stunts...its just dumb.

Sep 6 - 09:24 AM

rpgedgar

Adam Wascholl

Just as long as I don't need to see Hilary's Swank.

Sep 6 - 09:41 AM

opTIMus Nerd

Tim Ahlberg

I am not desperate to Portman naked but since that stripper scene in Closer I know I will not look away...No I will not look away at all...I will HARDly look away at all.

Sep 6 - 09:49 AM

Hknowles

Dick Vagina

I thought FilmDrunk had a pretty funny post about this today - the picture caption is classic:
http://filmdrunk.com/post.phtml?pk=175

Sep 6 - 10:13 AM

sharpless

Matthew Sanderson

Actually, I think he's already done sexier things that what they describe. But then, sexiness is in the eye of the beholder.

Sep 6 - 11:12 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

You mean like siblings getting it on?

Sep 6 - 11:49 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

You mean like siblings getting it on?

Sep 6 - 11:49 AM

Scarborough Fair

Kyle Beaudette

I hate 'welease_woger'.
That is all.

Sep 6 - 11:59 AM

welease_woger

Tom Madden

Silence Scarborough Fair! What is all this insolence? You will find yourself in gladiator school vewy quickly with wotten behaviour like that you impertinent wuffian! I have a vewy gweat fwiend in Wome called 'Biggus Dickus'. He may better swuit your taste.

Sep 7 - 04:52 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I think Natalie Portman might be one of those girls who's sexier with her clothes on. Obviously she's very pretty, but the body doesn't appear to be anything to write home about. Plus, it's very dumb to think she HAS to do nudity just because a bunch of fan boys want to see it. It's her body and she can show it to who she wants to. She's talented enough that she doesn't have to make a career off of her nakedness like Halle Berry appears to be trying to do.

Sep 6 - 12:53 PM

The Toe

Chris Hutchins

Natalie's Portmans?

Oh, good lord.

Sep 6 - 01:20 PM

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