A Chasidic actor cast as Natalie Portman’s husband quit the movie after his community objected.
Abe Karpen, a cabinet salesman from Brooklyn, N.Y., filmed a scene Wednesday with Portman for “New York I Love You,” which features 12 short love stories, according to The Associated Press. A rabbi raised objections and Karpen quit the project, saying his community was most important to him.
Members of the Chasidic community eschew going to the movies.
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