Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams Discuss Being Child Actors

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Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams were the rare child actors whose careers blossomed into international stardom. The pair discussed their start in the entertainment industry and why they never left the biz during the fifth season of Variety and PBS’ series “Actors on Actors.”

Coincidentally, both were around 11 years old when they got their start. Williams said she doesn’t think she would have become an actress had she not begun so young.

“It’s a funny thing, you know — it turned out all right,” Williams said. “But it isn’t like a life that I would want necessarily.”

The interview will air in its entirety on Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” Season 5, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, which debuts on PBS SoCal on Jan. 3.