Eric Bana Talks Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman

Posted Saturday February 16, 2008 12:02 AM GMT

With “The Other Boleyn Girl” premiering all over the world, co-stars Eric Bana, Scarlett Johansson, and Natalie Portman are getting all kinds of opportunities to hang out together.

And according to Bana, they all loved working on the film together. He told press, "I hate to break it to you but actors really do love each other. It's a crazy job and we put ourselves in vulnerable positions. I don't care if it sounds corny but it's true: you're part of a brotherhood, and protect each other.”

“Garden State” actress Natalie Portman revealed that while there was tension between herself and Johansson onscreen, that was as far as it went. "People keep asking if the rivalry was real but it was the opposite because we just liked each other so much. It was such a rare opportunity to work with an actress my age who I much admire."

And Scarlett told press that Portman was constantly trying to apologize for her character’s mean nature. "Natalie was apologizing all the time. She'd say 'I'm sorry for stealing your baby' or 'I'm sorry for that.' I said 'Don't worry. Let's get dinner later.'"

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Enjoy the pictures of Scarlett and Natalie at the Berlin premiere of "The Other Boleyn Girl" (February 15).