Mr. Natalie Portman is apparently converting to Judaism. Mazel!
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied made the announcement during a Ynet interview with his Oscar-winning actress wife, who was born in the Jewish state. The pair is currently in Israel while Portman does casting for her directorial debut, an adaptation of Amos Oz’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”
“[I’m] in the middle of the conversion process… I hope that soon it will come to an end and I will become a Jew,” Millepied said. He added that becoming Jewish is “very important for me.”
Of Israel, the Paris Opera Ballet director said he “fell in love with the country.”
The couple married last year in California, and have one child—son Aleph.
J-Connection: Natalie Portman is Jewish, and looks like Millepied is about to be!