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Natalie Portman: 'I hate Holocaust films'

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Natalie Portman: 'I hate Holocaust films'

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Natalie Portman has revealed that she hates movies that depict the Holocaust.

Portman, who is Jewish and portrays a Chassidic wife in her upcoming film New York, I Love You, told Elle that she tries to "stay away from playing Jews".

"I get like 20 Holocaust scripts a month but I hate the genre," the actress explained.

New York, I Love You sparked controversy during production after Abe Karpen, a Chassidic actor from Brooklyn who was to play Portman's husband, dropped out of the project after facing pressure from members of New York's Hasidic community.

Portman can next be seen in drama Brothers, opening in the UK on January 22.

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