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She cancelled a trip to Israel to receive The Genesis Prize last month.

And was seen for the first time since backing out of appearing at the awards ceremony, grabbing lunch with a friend in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

On what was an unseasonably cool day for the area, the 36-year-old actress donned an ivory-colored, baggy coat.

Bundled up! Natalie Portman was seen out in Los Angeles on Tuesday while grabbing lunch with a friend

Bundled up! was seen out in Los Angeles on Tuesday while grabbing lunch with a friend

Despite rain threatening the Southland throughout the day, Portman elected to go with a white-leaning ensemble.

Cozy was the name of the game for the Léon: The Professional actress, who wore baggy sweatpants to match her comfortable-looking jacket.

She added a blue and white striped button down shirt underneath the oversized coat as well as a pair of well-worn cream converse.

Portman's brown tresses were pulled into a simple bun, and she seemed a little tired as she yawned while waiting for her vehicle.

Relaxed: On what was an unseasonably cool day for the area, the 36-year-old actress donned an ivory-colored, baggy blanket coat

Relaxed: On what was an unseasonably cool day for the area, the 36-year-old actress donned an ivory-colored, baggy blanket coat

Going make up free, The Black Swan star's natural glowed. 

She carried a two-toned brown purse to the meeting were she seemed to be completely relaxed, despite recent criticisms stemming from her choice to skip The Genesis Prize ceremony.

The actress was set to

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