Natalie Portman’s astronaut movie, ‘Lucy In the Sky,’ doesn’t include diapers

Los Angeles Premiere of LUCY IN THE SKY

Here are some photos of Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm at the LA premiere of Lucy In the Sky, the movie which is loosely based on the 2007 incident where astronaut Lisa Nowak went bonkers and drove halfway across the country to kidnap and possibly kill a woman she thought was her love rival. From what I understand, the film did not buy the life rights to Lisa Nowak’s story or anything like that, so that’s why the names have been changed and the circumstances tweaked a bit.

Regarding fashion… I was surprised to see Natalie in something so skimpy? She has a great figure, but she’s been doing a lot of menswear-inspired looks and more conservative gowns and such for the past several years. I feel like she was aiming for a “sultry” look and I’m just not sure that’s her best style vibe. It also doesn’t help that she and her co-star Jon Hamm posed together on the red carpet like this was the first time they ever met. I get that it’s more respectful – in the era of Time’s Up, for sure – to keep your hands to yourself around your coworkers. But the body language between Hamm and Portman is… odd.

As for the actual story about an astronaut having a mental breakdown… Lisa Nowak’s story really did capture a ton of media interest, and one of the most notable details is that Nowak wore adult diapers for her drive to kidnap her “love rival.” When Lucy In the Sky premiered at TIFF several weeks back, critics were SO MAD that the movie didn’t include the diaper detail. I seriously don’t know why the writers/director/producer would leave that out. Nowak’s story was begging for a film adaptation just because it was so bizarre and cinematic anyway, and then they’re leaving out the one part of the story which everyone remembers. WHY?

Los Angeles Premiere of LUCY IN THE SKY

Los Angeles Premiere of LUCY IN THE SKY

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I actually think Natalie looks great. Hair, makeup, dress – all look great and different from her usual look.

  2. lanne says:

    I’m getting a dad-daughter vibe there–daughter wanting to wear a dress that was “too old” for her, and Dad disapproving, but not wanting to say anything about it. Love interests, these 2?

  3. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I think she looks fantastic. Also I know people think actors who work together must be all chummy but that isn’t always the case. They are most of the time just your coworker. So I don’t see an issue with their photo.

  4. Nikki* says:

    The diaper was my FAVORITE takeaway from the original news story. “I gotta get there pronto to kill this bitch! Diapers’ll save me two 15 minute stops!” It makes me smile every time I’m on a long trip.

  5. Ann says:

    Natalie Portman is a bad casting choice for this. I don’t really like her as an actress in general but she has a distinct voice that never changes much in any role I’ve ever seen her in and I always find it distracting. Off the top of my head I feel like Amy Adams would have been better.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      She looks fantastic in the trailer. And she has a southern accent in the film. Doesn’t sound like herself at all.

    • DS9 says:

      Natalie is exactly as good as she’s directed so I watch everything she does just in case.

      • HAD says:

        I find the accent distracting to bad. Same with her JO accent. It may have been accurate but it feels unnatural and it pulls me out of the movie. I’m focused on the affectation and not the story.

      • Bella Bella says:

        @HAD, trust me, Portman’s JO accent was not accurate.

    • Kosmos says:

      While I like Natalie, WHY do I hate those plunging neckline dresses?? I just do not find them attractive at all, sorry–everyone’s breasts look saggy or silly somehow, and it’s that every woman has to wear one now to keep up with the fashion. You can look just as classy and sexy without those horrid necklines, folks……am I in the minority?

  6. tealily says:

    Lucy In the Sky With Diapers!

    … I’m sorry, I’ll show myself out.

  7. Shana says:

    Natalie looks great and John Hamm is a curse for any movie. Anything he’s in is at 30% on rotten tomatoes. Even when the movie has a stardom cast and an interesting material

    • smcollins says:

      Agree about Natalie, she looks AH-MAZING. Not so much about Jon. That might be the case more often than not but he was in Bridesmaids and The Town, both commercial & critical hits.

  8. Sasha says:

    Wow this is the best I’ve seen Natalie Portman look (and she’s always been beautiful). The hair and makeup make her look so fresh!

  9. Jen says:

    Based on the trailer, my guess is they left it out because they want this to be taken very seriously as an OSCAR CONTENDER and didn’t want anything people could make jokes about. I think Natalie Portman really expected another nomination at the least for the weird rockstar movie and now she’ll be coming hard for it with this one.

  10. Chef Grace says:

    The diaper part was what brought home the level of insanity this woman was showing. That is what obsession does. And to omit that from the story just makes it another so so movie. Maybe NP felt adult diapers beneath her. 😄
    I like her hair. Dress is awful.

  11. bitchyarchitect says:

    I’m totally getting a Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie from Mr. Smith vibe-ie. I think they’ve totally been getting it on and are trying to look like its strictly professional. Isn’t this the exact same pose that Brad had for the mr. and Mrs. Smith publicity? Also I think she looks super hot.

  12. Dani says:

    Whatttttttttt she looks so freaking hot! Best she’s looked in a while.

  13. DS9 says:

    Jon Hamm is posing like a dudebro who was told his “jokes” weren’t cute and has now decided that every action might be offensive.

  14. Valerie says:

    Unfortunately, I saw it open at TIFF and it was terrible. There were some good effects but none so strong that they could save the movie, and the only one who was really fantastic had only a couple of scenes: Ellen Burstyn!!

  15. Chrissy says:

    If this is a loose interpretation, then legally they didn’t want to use direct likeness to Lisa Nowack to avoid lawsuits. Apologies if someone already said this, I didn’t read the rest of the comments.