Actress Natalie Portman takes the cover of British Harper’s Bazaar‘s September 2019 edition captured by fashion photographer Pamela Hanson. In charge of styling was Leith Clark, who for the cover selected Dior look. Beauty is work of makeup artist Peter Philips, hair stylist Mara Roszak, and manicurist Jenna Hipp.
“As a woman, you are constantly fighting against only being valued for your looks, because it becomes a very tenuous thing, to be defined by the gaze of others, the opinion of others. And beauty is, by definition, ephemeral, it’s a thing that you can’t trap in time, it’s a butterfly, it lives for a second. So to make a lifetime worthwhile and have meaning cannot rest on beauty…” – Portman on beauty.
“Women are taught not to be angry, that to be angry is to be shrill, to be hysterical, to be ugly. Anger is actually a way of keeping others from silencing us and expressing ourselves. Anger is a way to signal to each other and to protect each other, so that when we’re angry, and we talk about what we’re upset about, then other women can hear. We’ve been socialised to believe that we’re not feeling angry – we’re feeling sad, we’re feeling upset. And when I realised that, there was a sudden shift in my mind, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, all those times when I would burst into tears, I was actually angry!’ I just didn’t know how to express it!’” – Portman on anger
Natalie will play the Mighty Thor (female character Dr Jane Foster who takes on Thor’s powers) in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
Photography © Pamela Hanson for Harper’s Bazaar UK –www.harpersbazaar.com/uk