“I lost my mind”: Despite Meeting Star Wars Icon Mark Hamill, 1 Other Actor Took Natalie Portman’s Breath Away

Natalie Portman revealed that she was super excited to meet this actor.

Despite Meeting Star Wars Icon Mark Hamill, 1 Other Actor Took Natalie Portman’s Breath Away

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  • Natalie Portman recalled that she met Martin Short recently.
  • The actress explained that she stalked the actor with her friend at the Golden Globes.
  • Portman also met Mark Hamill for the first time at the event.
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Natalie Portman has met many Hollywood icons but she was awestruck after meeting this particular star: Martin Short. The actress recalled fangirling over the actor when she met him at an award show recently. Short mainly gained popularity for his roles in sketch comedy. His appearances in many TV shows and movies have earned him several prestigious awards and nominations, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award.

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Natalie Portman in Thor: Love and Thunder
Natalie Portman in Thor: Love and Thunder

In the same award show, Portman also met Star Wars star Mark Hamill but meeting Short was definitely a much more exciting experience for her. The actress also named Father of the Bride (1991) as Short’s best movie, adding that Short was best in everything he did. Short is also known for his work as Oliver Putnam in the TV series Only Murders in the Building.

Also read: John Krasinski and Natalie Portman Unite for Global Heist Movie by Guy Ritchie With 1 Key Plot Inspired by Star Wars

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Natalie Portman was very excited to meet Martin Short

Selena Gomez with Steve Martin and Martin Short in Only Murders in the Building
Selena Gomez with Steve Martin and Martin Short in Only Murders in the Building

During her recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, actress Natalie Portman recalled meeting actor Martin Short at the Golden Globes. Kimmel asked her to name someone whom she met recently that she had never met before and was excited to meet and Portman immediately replied,

“At the Globes… I met Martin Short, I lost my mind. My friend Jess and I were like – stalking up behind him like, ‘Mr. short! Mr. Short!’ and it was so exciting.”

Further in the interview, Portman revealed that Short’s Father of the Bride (1991) was very important for her whole growing up. Short gained popularity for his work in many comedies such as Three Amigos (1986), Innerspace (1987), Three Fugitives (1989), Captain Ron (1992), Clifford (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

Also read: “You don’t like it when you’re a kid”: Natalie Portman is Grateful for ‘Over-Protective’ Parents Saving Her After Infamous Countdown Clock Scarred Her Forever

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Natalie Portman also met Mark Hamill for the first time

Mark Hamill in a still from The Last Jedi (2017)
Mark Hamill in a still from The Last Jedi (2017)

At the 81st Golden Globe Awards, Portman also met Star Wars actor Mark Hamill for the first time. The actress explained that she had met Carrie Fischer but she never got the opportunity to meet Hamill,

“I met Mark Hamill for the first time and he called me his mother. I was like, Ah! – the coolest thing.”

Meeting Hamill was certainly exciting for her but Martin Short surely took her breath away. Portman was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her work as Elizabeth in May December (2023), for which she also served as a producer.

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