Earlier this month, Natalie Portman welcomed her second child when she gave birth to her daughter, Amalia. Although the actress couldn't attend the Academy Awards since it was so close to her due date, she was able to make an appearance in a music video, just days before her delivery.
Portman, 35, stars in James Blake's newest visuals for "My Willing Heart," a track off his latest album The Colour in Anything. Though the indie-electronic British artist and Frank Ocean penned the song with themes of "lovelorn romanticism" in mind, Portman's appearance in the video — full baby bump and all — gives it a new meaning of "maternal anticipation," a statement from Republic Records reads. She lies in bed in lingerie feeling her belly, plays with a little boy (who could be her five-year-old son Aleph) and submerges herself in a swimming pool in a bikini.
One can't help but be reminded of another underwater pregnancy shoot we've recently seen:
Beyoncé's iteration is much elaborate, colourful and regal while Portman's is pensive, haunting and realistic, but together, they show different sides of embracing motherhood in stunning ways — while underwater, mind you.
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Watch the full music video below.
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