In an interview to Variety, the actor said that she does not know from where she drew the inspiration of becoming an actor, as nobody in her family has ever been in this field.
"My dad pulled me aside when I was 25 and was like, 'I think it's time for you to go to law school. Not that he was saying that acting was bad, but more that he was like, 'I think you'll be more fulfilled if you have something more -- like a life of the mind," the actress told Variety.com .
Natalie added, "So, it took me a while, coming from that background, to be like, 'This is what I want, and this is what I love. I enjoy this'."
Natalie Portman's latest film Jackie is all set to release on Friday, where she portrays the role of Jacqueline Kennedy. The film is based on President John F Kennedy's assassination in 1963.