Talk about a diva. Natalie Portman looks stunning as pop star Celeste in the first full trailer for Brady Corbet’s drama “Vox Lux.”
Donning a thick New York accent and quite the attitude, Portman plays a pop star on the verge of a comeback in this film about celebrity, madness, motherhood and fame. So while Portman unfortunately doesn’t sing in this trailer, she does put on quite the show.
“This is a culmination of my life’s work so far,” Portman says to a journalist in the film. “But that’s what this show is about. It’s about rebirth.”
Portman stars alongside Jude Law, Christopher Abbott and Stacy Martin in the film that follows two sisters who survive a violent tragedy in 1999, leading them to compose and perform a song about the experience that launches their musical careers. Eighteen years later, Portman’s character is a mother struggling to navigate her career amid scandals when she’s faced with another act of violence.
Sia provided original songs for “Vox Lux,” with Portman starring as Celeste, a similarly elusive and camera shy pop star who finds sudden fame.
Corbet’s film played at Venice and TIFF earlier this year. The title of the film refers to the sci-fi inspired album that Celeste is touring on behalf in the film. But the film is more specifically about how this foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame.
Neon will release the drama on Dec. 7. Watch the first full trailer above.