By EMILY SHERIDAN
Before becoming a mother in 2011, Natalie Portman admitted she didn't think of full-time mothers in 'working' capacity.
However, that all changed when her son Aleph arrived with the Oscar winning actress now conceding in a new interview with ELLE UK that parenting is the hardest job in the world.
The Israeli-born star, 32, admits while she adores bringing up her little boy, she has found it most intense than any role she has played on-screen.
Speaking to the November issue of the women's glossy, Natalie said: 'I love being a mum, but it’s much more intensive work than being an actress – going to work feels like you’ve got a day off.
'Not that I want a day off from being a mum, it’s just perhaps I had this impression before that mums don’t work. But they work more than anyone.'
Natalie is currently promoting her upcoming film Thor: The Dark World, which sees her reprise her role as astrophysicist Jane Foster.