Update: The video/movie has been released! Read about it here.
Now here’s an interesting little rumour (yes, unfortunately I’m labelling this a rumour): According to some people who have already seen Wes Anderson’s short film Hotel Chevalier, Natalie Portman supposedly appears nude in a scene with co-star Jason Schwartzmann.
If there’s one element of ‘Hotel Chevalier’ that’s surprising for Anderson, it’s a strong sense of romance and sexuality: in one shot, Schwartzmann gently pulls off Portman’s clothes to reveal her naked body from behind, and a later shot has Portman, nude, standing still in a doorway, one foot up against the frame. It’s a beautiful shot, and one that’s made even more pertinent by Sarstedt’s melancholic lyrics on the soundtrack. It’s the sexiest thing that Anderson has ever done. (Source)
Now I’m not going to get my hopes up like I did the last time, but I wouldn’t be surprised is Portman used a body double for the nude scene. Then again it does say that it’s a shot from behind and she essentially did show her booty in Closer. So if you want to see Hotel Chevalier (and who doesn’t now?) you’ll have to buy tickets to The Darjeeling Limited, also written and directed by Wes Anderson (it acts as a prelude to the movie). Everyone cross their fingers…
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