Natalie Portman: My Pregnancy Has Been "Really Calm"

Celebrity Moms Jan. 15, 2011 AT 11:29AM
Natalie Portman: My Pregnancy Has Been "Really Calm" Credit: AP Photo/Dan Steinberg

Prepping for mommyhood is no sweat -- at least according to Natalie Portman.

Speaking to reporters backstage at the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Awards in L.A. Friday, the 29-year-old Black Swan star -- who nabbed the Best Actress trophy at the star-studded fete -- said her pregnancy has been relatively easy so far.

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"I feel great. I'm through my first trimester," Portman said. "It's been really calm and good."

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When the Gianfranco Ferre-clad actress accepted the Best Actress award earlier in the night, she got teary-eyed as she thanked her parents, Avner and Shelley Hershlag.

"If I am a shadow as good a parent, an echo, then I will be the best in the world, so thank you," she told them. She also credited Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky for introducing her to her fiance, choreographer Benjamin Millepied.

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"I have to thank you for this incredibly fulfilling experience," she told Aronofsky. "You made me very skinny, and now you're indirectly responsible for getting me fat. You introduced me to my love, Benjamin Millepied, who also choreographed the film, and I am so incredible grateful for that most special of gifts."

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