Channing Sargent
December 31, 2016 11:29 am
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Natalie Portman may be one of the most accomplished actors in Hollywood, but there was at time that her dad wanted her to quit.

Acting steadily since she was 11 years-old, accumulating 30 film credits and an Oscar, as well as a degree in psychology from Harvard (not to mention two children), her father’s primary concern was her intellectual fulfillment. And, of course, her happiness.

She made it clear that he had her best interest at heart. After all, she’d been acting for so long. He figure it was time for a break to try something else.

After much self-reflection, Portman decided to continue with her career in acting.

And with her recent buzz-worthy performance in Jackie, we’re sure happy with her decision.

She said she took her time with the decision.

Her former Harvard professor Alan M. Dershowitz told The Harvard Crimson of how she parlays her psychology degree into her acting career.

And that’s a woman using her brain for all of our benefits. We thank you, Ms. Portman.