Natalie Portman recently disclosed an intriguing connection with pop icon Britney Spears as she shared they both had served as understudies for the same role at some point.
On a recent episode of LIVE with Kelly and Mark, The Other Boleyn Girl star discussed her latest film, May and December, revealing an unexpected connection with Britney Spears.
Portman disclosed that they both entered the limelight by serving as understudies for the same role in their childhood.
Astonishingly, the Black Swan star unveiled that, back in 1992, both she and Britney were understudies for child star Laura Bell Bundy in the Off-Broadway musical New Ruthless.
Natalie disclosed that, even though they portrayed the same character, she never had the chance to meet Britney since she assumed the role after her.
She told the hosts: "So we actually didn't meet but we, like, knew of each other. Like I knew I was taking over for her."
The highly acclaimed production New Ruthless, which showcased an exceptionally talented all-female cast, garnered significant acclaim during its run from March 1992 to January 1993 in New York City.
Natalie Portman, and Britney Spears career breakthrough:
While she initially embarked on her journey in the entertainment industry through this play, it wasn't until a few years later, with her memorable portrayal of Mathilda in the 1994 action-thriller Léon, that she soared to stardom.
Since that breakthrough moment, Natalie has evolved into one of the most beloved and renowned actresses of her generation, accumulating an impressive filmography of 70 roles over her illustrious three-decade career.
Britney gained fame after her participation in the Disney series, the Mickey Mouse Club.