Natalie Portman's upcoming astronaut movie, Lucy in the Sky, is loosely based on the story of Lisa Nowak.
INowak was an astronaut whose boyfriend cheated on her with a younger woman. Nowak became obsessed with her rival and drove 950 miles across the country wearing a diaper. She wore a wig and had duct tape, mace, and rope to attempt to abduct her.
But... Natalie's movie does not have any diapers in it. Why??? Natalie says:
"That detail just didn’t fit into the story.”
“[The diaper] seemed so radical to all of us listening to it, but actually it’s part of an astronaut’s life.... It seems a lot nuttier if that’s not something you do every day.”
“I guess I still have a diaper movie in my future to fulfill everyone’s expectations.”
Portman in "Lucy in the Sky;" Nowak's mugshot.
The film comes out in the U.S. on October 4th.
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