Flashback Friday: Natalie Portman’s ‘Leon’ Audition (VIDEO)

Wes Ferguson | October 7, 2011 - 8:00 pm

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Becoming an Oscar winner doesn’t just happen overnight.

In this vintage video of a young Natalie Portman auditioning for her breakout role in Leon: The Professional. She was a knockout as an orphan who befriends an assassin after her parents are killed. Together, they form an unlikely alliance and seek to avenge her family’s murder. Pretty heavy stuff for a 13-year-old girl!

As she’s clearly proven with her intense performances over the years, heavy dramatics are NatPo’s specialty!

It was a little over two months ago when Natalie and Benjamin Millepied gave birth to son Aleph, and Portman is getting back into the swing of things when it comes to her cardio, as she was seen hitting up a gym in New York City just last week. Unlike a lot of moms, Natalie’s gym visit may very well be due to her career, as she’s rumored to start filming Adeline in 2012.