I love this!! I was literally about to shut down my laptop when I decided to check my email. Low and behold MTF reader Andrew sent in his encounter with Natalie Portman at the 2005 Comic Con! Now, I have been going to comic con since gosh… It feels like forever. Honestly, I never even heard about this signing and only heard about it in the years since.
I think my mini poster is worse because this photo is clearly very early on in the promotional onslaught. It’s pretty cool though. The way I look at it, any Natalie Portman at this point is a good Natalie Portman! LOL…
Check out Andrew’s encounter with Ms. Black Swan after the jump!!
In response to your recent article:
Awesome article and you are very lucky. I never knew Portman had a reputation for being a bad signer until recently… I got to meet Natalie Portman at the 2005 comic con when she was promoting V for Vendetta.
But like in your situation the signing wasn’t announced. I was just walking in a hall minding my own business when 2 people walked up with a small bag full of raffle tickets and said “pick one” to me, so I did and wouldn’t you know it, I pulled out a yellow ticket with a big SILVER “V” written on the back, I was like “what’s it for?” and they said “its for the V for Vendetta Portman signing”.
At the signing there was only like 50 of us and all were guys pretty much. And security said out loud in a wannabe cop sort of voice “MS.PORTMAN WILL NOT BE SIGNING ANY STAR WARS ITEMS! NO PICTURES! NO CONVERSATIONS!” …wow.
Anyways I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS… as I went up there I smiled at her (because I didn’t know what the hell else to do) and she smiled back and asked my name. I said Andrew and she signed my picture “Andrew, Natalie Portman XO”
I said “Thank you, and Thank you for doing this for us fans” She said “You’re welcome and smiled again”. It was one of my first ever celebrity encounters at the Comic Con and it was awesome, just too bad security has to ruin the moment a little.
I love your site thanks for sharing so many cool stories with us fans.
(Editor’s Note: Thanks so much Andrew! And thank you for sharing your story! I love it when people write in! It makes my day!!! 🙂 M-)
Share on Facebook