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Portman is starstruck by Dirty Dancing's Grey

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Natalie Portman

Thor actress Natalie Portman has revealed that the one person who leaves her starstruck is Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey.

When asked by Elle magazine about Grey, the 32-year replied: "We go to temple together. And I freak out every time I see her - I'm such a nerd!

"She kind of gets the 'polite eyes' when she comes, because she knows I'm going to jump on her. I wish I weren't as nervous as I am around her. I can't get over it."

The Black Swan star added: "Of course [we talk about Dirty Dancing]! I can't talk about it too much, or I'll start getting teary.

"There are other movies I love, but no other movie that I have watched over and over."

The actress, who is married to dancer husband Benjamin Millepied, said that acting is a lot easier since she became a mum to two-year-old son Aleph.

She said: "Yes - acting feels really easy. I love being a mum, but it's much more intensive work than being an actress - going to work feels like you've got a day off.

"Not that I want a day off from being a mum, it's just perhaps I had this impression before that mums don't work. But they work more than anyone."

Portman will star in Thor: The Dark World on October 30, 2013.

Jennifer Grey

Dirty Dancing stars Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film

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