Rachel Bilson Takes on Natalie Portman’s ‘SNL’ Rap In New ‘Funny or Die’ Video

Rachel Bilson Rap Hart of Dixie Natalie PortmanAfter sitting through a few episodes of Hart of Dixie, it’s understandable to expect very little from Rachel Bilson. But from the looks of her latest Funny or Die video, she really doesn’t care. The actress dons a hip hop persona and raps angrily, rivaling Natalie Portman’s now famous SNL rap - she even calls Portman out at one point. (To be fair, Portman’s video is still the tops, but this one’s pretty great too.) Bilson fires back at critics (like me) who hated her show or criticize her acting abilities, and it’s pretty hard not to love her for it.

It’s one thing to be a mediocre actress, it’s another thing to be a mediocre actress, own it, and tell the world you really don’t care what they think. Of course, it helps that she’s adorable and five-foot-nothing.

Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.