Natalie dreads red carpet events

Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 12:17 PM IST

London: Natalie Portman may be sweeping the awards and earning brownie points for her red carpet fashion choices but the actress says that she dreads the award ceremonies.

The 29-year-old actress, who is expecting her first child with fiance Benjamin Millepied is not nervous about giving speeches but is more concerned about taking a tumble in front of paparazzi, Contactmusic reported.

"There`s so much going on, I`ll just try not to trip at any point! I`m trying to protect my future child," said Portman.

The `Star Wars` star, who is up for an Oscar for her portrayal of an obsessed ballet dancer in the Darren Aronofsky-directed movie `Black Swan` is busy planning for the new arrival but haven`t decided where the baby will be born or raised.

"It`ll be as positive and as clean an environment as I can find. But apart from that I don`t know," she added.