Natalie Portman Sends Her Remote Regards to Sundance

Don't ask me where I ever found a picture taken of a screen inside a festival venue (ahem), but there was Natalie Portman sending her best wishes to the crowd at Friday afternoon's premiere of her film Hesher It turns out the actress/producer was working in New York and couldn't break away; it was perhaps the first time a star addressed a Sundance screening in absentia.

Festival director John Cooper upstaged her, though, all but blushing after Portman blew a kiss and cooed "I love you" to the audience. "Wow, that was big," Cooper said from the stage. "Seeing her lips like that? So sexy! And I don't even like girls!" No worries, John; she's known to have that effect on people. Check back with Movieline tomorrow for more from Hesher's (unfortunately underwhelming) debut.