Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon at Charity Event – it’s quite rare to see Natalie Portman out at public events these days but it was no surprise that turned out for the LA Dance Project Gala event as her husband Benjamin Millepied was hosting the charity fundraiser.
The 32-year old Oscar-winner has plenty of things other than show business to call on her time these days after marrying Millepied last year and giving birth to their son Aleph in June 2011. She was never much of a one for the celeb party circuit but is even less seldom seen in the last couple of years.
Not only did Natalie turn out in her best frock to support her husband’s dance charity but she was also joined by fellow Oscar-winner and dance fan Reese Witherspoon who looked great in a black minidress for the event.
The LA Dance Project was formed last year by Millepied together with composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, producer Charles Fabius and film producer Dimitri Chamblas, and the charity works towards creating new dance pieces and reviving older works from established dance makers.
Their most recent new piece was Millepied’s own dance work Reflections, which was premiered at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. The director has recently been announced as the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet company, a position he will take up full-time from next year.
Natalie is clearly proud of her husband’s work and seemed relaxed and enjoying the focus on his dance work rather than her acting.
Witherspoon also looked like she enjoyed the evening and was seen chatting to Natalie before the pair were encouraged to pose jointly for the assembled photographers.
We wonder how many other charities would like to be able to call on the services of a pair of attractive Oscar-winning actresses for their charity fundraiser?