From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Active Empathy

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

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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

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Make every role extraordinary

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.

Reviews

4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

One of my favorites so far of any class dealing with acting and film making.

Hey, I enjoyed this Master Class, thank you very much for sharing all the useful information and giving us, students so many useful tips. Love love love

It's very inspiring and helpful as an actor to hear her stories, experiences, and the tools she has gained from experience to help her be a better performer.

I've learned many little tips and ideas I would have never thought about before.

Comments

Luke P.

Brilliant class learnt so much new information, top quality actress! Thanks Natalie your a great teacher.

Grace U.

a few months ago I was about to play a role I didn't know how to play. I was in need of some advise and help so I decided to take this class, I ended up playing the role and being proud of it! It has made me a much better actor and I am so thankful. Thank you Natalie, you are an amazing teacher :)

FLOR L.

Thank you Natalie Portman, it's a pleasure for me to take acting class based on your experiences. Thanks again for sharing.

Sarah Jane P.

Natalie Portman has great command of story telling and deep respect for the art of film making. Naturally she is very easy to listen to and watch. She is wonderfully experienced with the camera, evoking emotion and making things clear and memorable in the moment. We learn a little along the way about her experiences but for the most part, this is a masterclass on strategies for committing to deep preparation and learning via osmosis. It is a masterclass on the poetic art of cinematic responsiveness: valuing empathy, kindness, and play in your work. It was almost a lesson in how to prepare to be ones best professional self, no matter if the camera was rolling or not. Thank you again MasterClass.

Danylo Y. K.

One of the best Masterclass ever. This helped me a lot, and she's right talking about mistakes. We do the best job in the world, because we create the world.

ALICIA S.

You’re amazing... And not just as a celebrity actress as an instructor too. I’m serious about this, I didn’t fall asleep on this cram session. Hearts & hugs 🤗❤️

Claudia G.

Hello, I am extremely empathetic and that makes it easy for me to connect with a character. But it is hard for me to disconnect during the shooting period. Is there any technique or process that you go through to detach yourself from your character when you wrap the day or the week and go home? I feel like I should work on that but I don't quite know how. Best! Claudia

Carline V.

I am 32 and I'm a mom of five beautiful children, this year I decided to follow my dreams in acting. I've been eyeing this course for a while now and I'm so happy that I took the chance by taking Natalie's class, and omg money well spent. She is a seasoned actress, I followed her career since I was a kid and now I have the honor of having this opportunity, its honestly God sent. Praise the lord for Natalie Portman, your the bomb sis

Anna

I love acting it is my passion.But to get to the the position I need to be I need connections I have no one to help me.You only show the good part of acting the joy it brings and all the creative process we must do.If only luck was on my plate.If luck was on my field if luck was on my sphere .Ive no one to help me or get things for me going .Ive no sugar daddies which many of the movie stars do have.Need to get things to work myself when nobody’s willing to help to get things started from me

michael F.

I would have liked to see her teach a class of students, working on scenes,, it was ok but nothing comes close to Kevin Spacey Masterclass yet,,