Natalie Portman won’t be at the Oscars, if she wins the best actress award to accept it.
The 35-year-old actress, on Saturday, released a statement that she’d miss the event because of her pregnancy.
“Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards. I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends,” she said in the statement released by her rep Keleigh Thomas Morgan.
The actress is expecting her second child with her husband Benjamin Millepied, who is a French dance and choreographer. The spouse, who met while filming Black Swan, are already parent to Aleph, 5.
Portman, for her role in Jackie, is nominated for best actress. She plays Jackie Kennedy in the film, as she deals with the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, her husband. Portman won the Critics’ Choice Award, in this awards season, and was nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors’ Guild Award, Independent Spirit Award and a BAFTA.
Portman, after three-time Oscar nominee, back in 2011, won for her role as a mentally-ill ballerina in Black Swan.
While actress Emma Stone is widely predicted to win best actress on Sunday for her role in the film La La Land.