Natalie Portman falls from horse

Natalie PortmanHaving been taught some of the basics of horseback riding on highly trained horses for her new film, The Other Boleyn Girl, Natalie Portman figured she was some kind of an expert — and wound up looking ridiculous. She told Ireland Online: “I sort of realized that the horses were really well trained because I was really galloping and got really good. Then we finished the movie and I went on vacation to Kenya with my family and we got on horses and they asked me, ‘Can you ride?’ I was like, ‘Oh, yeah.’ They asked, ‘What can you do?’ ‘Oh, I gallop, I can do anything, really.’ I got on and immediately was tossed off the horse. Usually, they make you feel better. ‘That happens,’ or ‘That horse is kind of wild,’ but they were like, ‘That has never happened before.'”

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  1. tributegirl #5 • February 29, 2008 @ 2:37 PM

    Get well soon, Natalie! 🙂

  2. The Golden Martian • February 29, 2008 @ 3:13 PM

    Typical actor, thinks she can do it in a movie, she can do it in real life. Hope you get some lessons, Natalie.

  3. Anonymous • February 29, 2008 @ 3:18 PM

    That’s certainly making a horse’s a** of yourself, isn’t it?

  4. HiHo Silver • February 29, 2008 @ 4:27 PM

    Ha, just like Madonna. She thought she could ride too, until she fell off and broke a ton of bones!

  5. Miranda • February 29, 2008 @ 4:33 PM

    Nice looking horse!

  6. sk8tergirl • February 29, 2008 @ 4:45 PM

    ha…. She will learn.

  7. Poppa John • February 29, 2008 @ 5:10 PM


  8. TributeGirl2 • February 29, 2008 @ 7:47 PM

    Don’t lose your head over it Nat!

  9. Anonymous • March 1, 2008 @ 12:14 AM

    the horse is the one NOT wearing the yellow shirt, right?

  10. Poppa John • March 1, 2008 @ 7:12 PM


  11. thesewords • May 30, 2008 @ 9:13 AM

    i hope she gets well soon!

  12. Adele • February 15, 2013 @ 1:50 PM

    Don’t be mean to Natalie. I go horse riding and I know how suddenly a horse can decide to do something that can throw you off. Besides we all boast about things we can’t exactly do…

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