Moby Brought Up "Dating" Natalie Portman Again and It Was Awkward as Hell
"I guess I realized that if everyone in the world hates me I can still wake up in my same comfortable bed every morning and go hiking"
Published Apr 13, 2021Perhaps unwisely, Moby is once again bringing up Natalie Portman in the press, admitting his pretty weird — and creepy — comments about the actress were to blame for his memoir being a total flop.
While out trying to promote his new documentary Moby Doc, he brought up the now-infamous 2019 Portman incident, telling The Guardian that "There is a part of me in hindsight that wishes I hadn't written the book."
Moby then added: "But then, sales figures indicate that not that many people actually read it."
His comments came as he dug back into the whole Portman controversy surrounding his 2019 book Then It Fell Apart. To refresh your memory, the much older Moby was found bragging about "dating" a "20-year-old" Portman while she was attending Harvard University.
At the time, Portman fired back, claiming that she was 18 during the brief time she knew Moby and described their relationship as "a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school."
She explained that whole thing was "disturbing" — especially since Moby was using her to promote his book.
While Moby apologized at the time, he now told The Guardian, "A part of me wishes I could spend the next two hours deconstructing the whole thing, but there's levels of complexity and nuance that I really can't go into."
Moby explained that he tried to ignore the controversy in the press — something that become impossible.
"Obviously it became hard to ignore, especially when I had the tabloids camped outside my door," Moby told The Guardian. "But I guess I realized that if everyone in the world hates me I can still wake up in my same comfortable bed every morning and go hiking."
So to summarize all this for you, Moby is expressing regret that he used Natalie Portman to promote his 2019 book while once again now using Natalie Portman to promote his new movie coming out.
We're guessing Moby would also like you to know Moby Doc will land in theatres and on digital platforms May 28 through Greenwich Entertainment and that his album Reprise arrives the same day via Deutsche Grammophon.