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McBride: Portman one of the guys

Published 12/04/2011 | 09:47

Natalie Portman stars as a warrior in Your Highness
Natalie Portman stars as a warrior in Your Highness

Danny McBride has revealed Natalie Portman was like one of the guys on the set of their new comedy Your Highness.

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The Pineapple Express star co-wrote and stars in the medieval parody about two brothers on a quest to rescue a princess, and admits he didn't expect Oscar-winning actress Natalie to want to appear as a female warrior alongside him and James Franco as stoner princes.

Danny said: "She was (one of the guys). I didn't know Natalie before this film, I'd only seen her films, so I had no idea what she would be like.

"In a lot of her roles she's very serious. It's awesome to know she's capable of those things but also can appreciate a good stoner film. She's as cool as you would hope she'd be."

The Eastbound And Down star was delighted to work with James again after Pineapple Express.

He said: "James is a great dude, he doesn't take himself too seriously. He likes doing comedy and I think he's really, really funny at it too and so it wasn't hard to get James on.

"And surprisingly even Natalie was pretty easy to get on, She had read the script and was into it and wanted to do a comedy and so we were thrilled to have her be a part of it."

Danny's next film is the comedy 30 Minutes Or Less co-starring The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg, and having work with Winter's Bone's John Hawkes before, Danny thinks he brought luck to this year's Oscar nominees.

He said: "Jesse, James Franco, Natalie, John Hawkes who's in Eastbound And Down all these guys are nominated for Academy Awards and they've all worked with me, so I don't know what that says..."

You Highness is released on April 13.

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