Natalie Portman has an interview in the October 2012 issue of Instyle UK to promote her appearance on the 24th season opener of Simpsons.
She talks about her diet, what she does to stay fit, who her idol is, her family, and the fragrance she uses. When talking about her diet and exercise regime, she says, "I was a Vegan, but I went back to being a vegetarian during my pregnancy. I think you crave comfort foods [when you're pregnant] and I wanted dairy. I lean towards beans and lentils, but I love pasta and bread too. I was really into millefeuille for awhile. It's flaky and creamy at the same time! Of course, if I feel like I'm packing on the pounds, those are the first foods to go. Since filming 'Black Swan,' I do different types of exercise, like swimming and dancing for fun. I usually run 3 to 5 times a week. I like the way it makes me feel - it gives me a good energy and focus, and makes me feel better about my body."
She also talks about her idol, and says, " I love Sofia Coppola's full aesthetic. She presents herself in a ladylike fashion and has so much personality."
She also adds the products she uses for make-up and fragrance, and gives a small anecdote about her grandmother. "I keep three lipsticks with me, always: one nude, everyday color, plus a red and a plum for dressing up. My grandmother believes you don't leave the house unless you have perfect hair and make-up, so she is always at me for not brushing my hair or not putting on enough make-up."” On fragrance, she says, “I think smell is the first strong sense that we have. When I was filming in Tunisia, the kids would come out to me with handfuls of jasmine to buy. Now, I get the whole feeling of the place from that one smell.”