Film & TV
Lesson time 02:50 min
In her final lesson, Natalie encourages you to see acting as an exercise in empathy. As you step into your character’s shoes, she encourages you to be playful, not worry about making mistakes, and have fun above all else.
Topics include: Active Empathy
Natalie Portman began acting professionally at 12 and won an Oscar before she turned 30. As a self-taught actor, she uses personal techniques to create compelling, complex characters. In her first-ever acting class, Natalie shows how empathy is at the core of every great performance, how to bring real-life details into every role, and how to build your own creative process. Get ready for your breakout performance.
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Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman shares the techniques at the heart of her acting process—and teaches you how to tackle your next role.Explore the Class
Portman combines a rich sensitivity with a finely honed practicality to deliver a thoughtful and nuanced approach to acting that can benefit anyone.
I think this class has helped me see the inner workings of an accomplished actress and that she too started from the beginning. It inspires me to practice more and not insecure about asking questions and taking risks. Super informative and helpful for someone who learns well from real life testimonies!
listening to someone who has already been in acting films and who has used different types of body language to portray her character is very remarkable and this class helped me realize that acting is where you can experience different roles but still be yourself at the same time.
I learned how to bring humanity to a character, how to communicate with everyone involved on set, and ultimately the purpose of acting: to practice empathy and connect to other people in a kind and meaningful way.