As the host of the 2017 Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel offers to deliver Natalie Portman’s baby, should she go in labor during the Oscars ceremony next month.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel jokes with Natalie Portman saying that as the host of the 2017 Oscars, he is prepared to deliver her baby should she go into labor during the Oscars.
His Offer on the Show
At the end of his show with Natalie Portman, Kimmel told her: “Of course, we don’t want this to happen, but if you should go into labor during the Oscar broadcast, I want you to know that as host, I am prepared to deliver the child.”
Portman laughed, saying: “Fantastic. Television history, my friend.”
Jimmy goes on to say: “You could certainly name the baby after me, or Oscar, or Oscarina? Or something like that.” Natalie laughed and said: Beautiful names, all of them.”
Natalie Portman is up for Best Actress at the 2017 Oscars. She’ll be competing against Isabelle Hupper from Elle, Ruth Negga from Loving, Emma Stone from La La Land, and Meryl Streep from Florence Foster Jenkins.
Talking About her Pregnancy
This will be Natalie Portman’s second child with her husband, Benjamin Millepied. On the show, Kimmel and Portman talk about pregnancy, since Jimmy Kimmel’s wife is also expecting.
He tells Portman that his wife is “eating constantly.”
“Are you eating all the time? It’s like Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, 100 percent of the time in our house. Are you like that as well?”
Portman says yes, saying she worries about going places, incase they won’t have food that she’d like.
“Before I go anywhere I’ll have a plate of pancakes or a veggie burger or whatever just to be prepared.”