When the film was released, her parents came in for some stern, and inaccurate, criticism for "letting me do a Lolita film," Portman says. "They never wanted me to have to walk down the street wondering if people can visualize me naked."There has been the occasional disturbance. "I was just so angry — it just makes you feel dirty inside....OK, everyone's seen boobs, but I just don't like being objectified. Her father told her that, in the photographs' aftermath, some of his colleagues, eyes raised appreciatively, would say to him, "Saw your daughter! Last year she got a call saying that Mc Intyre wanted to go out. I didn't want him to think I was going to, like, date him.The two began dating early in 2008, only to end their affair later that year. The duo began dating in early 2010 and surprised everyone when they announced their plans to marry and their plans to have a baby, expected sometime in 2011.However, Banhart shared in 2009 that all was cool between the pixie-like starlet and the rocker. "I have always kept my private life private," Portman said of the news.
Right now, though, she is pushing the committee to choose Out Kast, while a student poll favors Dave Matthews."This," their daughter informed them, "is the grossest piece of information I've ever learned." (Though, as she teased them, she figures that she knows what her father got for his birthday.) The Travers Take: Movie Reviews, Interviews and Commentary Memory is a prime interest of Portman the student.The experiment she has planned for her thesis next year concerns the theory that "your identity is how you construct your memories into your life story." She credits her own late memory onset, from age four or five, to the fact she was brought up with two languages."My peers here are pretty frickin' accomplished," she says."It's just a different kind of accomplishment I've had that they don't necessarily see as above what they've done.