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Natalie Portman Addresses Harvard Seniors

by The Insider 1:48 mins

Natalie Portman drew from personal experience and insecurities while speaking to graduating students at Harvard's Senior Class Day ceremony on Wednesday. Her message: "Your inexperience is an asset and will allow you to think in original, unconventional ways." The Harvard alum explained that her greenness was the very cause of her insecurities during her college days, but it's what now helps her to take chances, even when she hasn't realized that she was taking a risk. The 33-year-old star cited playing a ballerina in the 2010 drama "Black Swan" as a perfect example revealing, "If I had known my own limitations, I never would have taken the risk. And the risk led to one of my greatest artistic and personal experiences, in that I not only felt completely free, I also met my husband during filming." While Natalie's 20-minute address mostly took on a serious tone, the "Star Wars" actress found a few opportunities to lighten the mood, even joking about how she came to be a speaker at Wednesday's ceremony. Check out this video to hear more from Natalie's speech and tune in to "The Insider With Yahoo" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.