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Natalie Portman’s dad writes pregnancy novel

Has the pregnant Black Swan star inspired her father’s new novel?

Posted: 6 April 2011
by Lorna Bremner
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Natalie's dad makes the most of his pregnant daughter

Natalie Portman’s dad has penned a “conception thriller” just as his daughter gets ready to become a mum, claims the New York Observer. The novel, which is self-published, is reportedly doing the rounds in Hollywood.

Natalie is currently expecting her first baby with fiancé Benjamin Millipied. But being a granddad-to-be hasn’t put off her father, fertility specialist Dr Avner Hershlag. His novel reportedly deals with dodgy cloning experiments on women’s embryos!

Despite his novel’s subject matter, Dr Avner is more hopeful about his daughter’s pregnancy. “When I hold a baby that I knew as an embryo a year ago -- I can't even describe the feeling. It never goes away,” he said. “And when I think that a few months down the road I'm going to hold the baby that's my grandchild ...” he trailed off in excitement.

The novel is called Misconception. Dr Avner claims he originally intended to publish it through normal channels but ran out of time for edits and decided to self-publish to get it out as soon as possible. And conveniently, it’s ready in time for Natalie’s pregnancy. Cynical? Us?

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