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Natalie Portman, a book lover

/ 12:20 AM November 12, 2019

Natalie Portman, a book loverAward-winning actor Natalie Portman posted on Instagram a photo of herself in bed, her head buried in a book. “Can’t keep my nose out of my friend Emma Forrest’s new book, ROYALS. #whatnatreads #novemberbookpick,” she captioned the photo.

“Royals” uses Diana’s wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, as the backdrop for telling the story of 18-year-old Steven, who has not yet made up his mind if he is gay. Good Reads says of the book, “Devastating, dazzling, queer and radical, ‘Royals’ is a love story between unlikely friends from completely different worlds. It’s about the power of art to transform lives and the power of families to destroy them. It’s about working out who you are and what you want. It’s a tale of giddy happiness, crushing lows and, ultimately, the fragility of lives lived too fast.”

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marconious.falcon reacted to the post: “I knew you were well-read I’m impressed.”

Portman, star of the “Star Wars” prequels, was recently seen in “Lucy in the Sky,” a drama inspired by American astronaut Lisa Nowak. Released in October, the movie featured Portman as Lucy Cola who, returning to Earth after a long mission, began to lose touch with loved ones and reality.

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