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In her Harvard Commencement Speech, Natalie Portman acknowledges what many of us feel: Impostor Syndrome


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Natalie won an Oscar for Black Swan in 2011 but she still is not confident!

Part of impostor syndrome’s power is believing that the ultra-successful never feel like frauds.

Well, the next time you feel that way, consider Natalie Portman’s speech to graduating Harvard seniors. During the Class Day address Wednesday, Portman revealed how much self-doubt she battled after she enrolled in Harvard following the release of “Star Wars: Episode 1.”

“Today I feel much like I did when I came to Harvard Yard as a freshman in 1999,” she said. “I felt like there had been some mistake, that I wasn’t smart enough to be in this company, and that every time I opened my mouth I would have to prove that I wasn’t just a dumb actress.”

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