"Black Swan" star and Golden Globe nominee Natalie Portman graces the cover of the January issue of Vogue, and -- aside from some awkward hand placement -- she looks as ethereal and gorgeous as ever.
Portman explained to the magazine that, in real life, she is nothing like her "Black Swan" character Nina Sayers, who has a severe eating disorder and is wildly self-destructive (to put it mildly).
"I swear, I eat. I ate a bagel an hour ago," she revealed. "I consume my own weight in hummus every day. I cook a lot, and I even do vegan baking."
Portman went on, explaining that when she eats, she always makes the most of it.
"I like pleasure, I like joy. I'd never get to the point where I would starve or injure myself like Nina does. I'm the opposite -- when I'm hungry, I eat, and I always make sure I'm eating something delicious."
And there are more Portman eating-related revelations! She explains that as a freshman at Harvard she gained the "freshman fifteen," which led to some "superdepression."
"I gained my freshman fifteen or 20 and had superdepressed moments," she said. "That Cambridge winter is tough. It was important to know how to go through that and how to get myself out of it. You start learning how to ask your friends or professionals for help, or go to mentors."
Portman did talk about topics other than her diet: the rest of the interview is filled with light-hearted talk of lesbian sex scenes and raunchy female comedies.