You never know what to expect when a celebrity shows up at MTV studios for a taping of TRL. And for Natalie Portman, her appearance on the show garnered her a dance lesson.
On Monday for a show that aired yesterday, the “Garden State” actress showed up at the Times Square studios to promote her new film “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.” And she walked away a better dancer.
Hop-Hop star Soulja Boy was also in the house, and he seemed to take quite a liking to the “V for Vendetta” babe. He taught her how do to the latest dance craze the Soulja Boy Dance, and she picked it up immediately.
And speaking of “V for Vendetta”, Portman noted that shaving her head for the role was great, but she’s glad to have her hair back. “It took a long time to grow back and I’m glad it grew back. I’m a girl again!”
As for working with Dustin Hoffman on “Magorium,” she said, “All the time, he is super-spontaneous. To make a scene work better he’d ask what if this is our last chance to do something ever? It really changes the way you work.”
Enjoy the video and pictures from Natalie's appearance on MTV's TRL (November 12).