Natalie Portman Considers Her Oscar A 'False Idol' and Doesn't Even Know Where It is

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Natalie Portman doesn't seem all that in to her Oscar.

The Star Wars actress told The Hollywood Reporter that not only is she not that concerned about winning her first and only Oscar for Black Swan in 2011, Natalie Portman doesn't even know where she put the coveted prize.

"I don't know where it is," Natalie Portman said. "I think it's in the safe or something. I don't know. I haven't seen it in a while."

In fact, Natalie Portman considers the Oscar a "false idol."

"I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshipping false idols," the 33-year-old actress said. "And this is literally like gold men. This is literally worshipping gold idols — if you worship it. That's why it's not displayed on the wall. It's a false idol."

But that doesn't mean Natalie Portman doesn't like the finer side of life. She has been living in Paris with her husband, ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, and loves the city of lights.

"I love that people at dinner want to have a serious conversation — and only a serious conversation,” Natalie Portman told The Hollywood Reporter. “They’ll be upset if you don’t have something interesting happen. I love that my [3-year-old son Aleph] wants to go to art museums after school — like, 'Take me to the Pompidou.' I love that it's also not elitist, as it is in New York. You can afford to go to the philharmonic or the opera much more easily because all of it's subsidized. And there's a huge culture of cinema there."

Pam Wright