Damsels: Natalie Portman – Leon: The Professional
For any man under the age of 23, Natalie Portman appeared suddenly and insanely hot while making the Star Wars prequels but for a guy my age she will always be that little girl from Léon: The Professional named Mathilda. Not in a creepy way, of course, because she’s super hot now and she was just a little kid in Léon but because it was the first movie I ever saw her in. We were the same age and all of the my parts were up and running so naturally an eleven year old Chad was all about that Natalie Portman.
The original script called for the relationship between Léon and Mathilda to become romantic and whether or not it was Luc Besson’s call or a decision made by Portman’s parents, that part was left out of the film. Maybe Chris Hansen showed up on set and snuffed that idea out. Either way, it was clearly the best decision as no one wants to see Jean Reno macking on a 12 year old girl. Now please enjoy these photos of a grown up Natalie Portman because I’m not some sort of pervert who shows pictures of children on “Woman Crush Wednesday.” You can check out some behind the scenes photos from the film here.
I’m one of the few people who thought Your Highness was hilarious.