But that's not all the actress said. She also explained: "When something works, you don't touch it. You try to create something new that's positive." That makes sense and all, but for some reason, she only seems to apply that to sequels. As MTV brings up -- she's about to begin filming the remake Brothers, which she joined back in October. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire as brothers -- the latter is the marine husband of Portman, who goes off to war just as his brother, Gyllenhaal, gets released from jail. So Jake's character takes care of his brother's family, and things get sticky.
Perhaps she makes an exception when a remake is based on a foreign film, and is different from the original. She says of the project: "I did [see Brodre], but I'm not going to study it. I think it's a very different movie." Are remakes only okay if they're a lot different than the source? I would think in that case, we're not actually talking about a remake, but about an "inspired by" film. But what about you? Are you equally apprehensive or against both, or do you find yourself favoring one over the other?