Chapter 19 of 20 from Natalie Portman

Advice for Actors

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Natalie gives advice for auditioning, staying inspired, being an advocate for the people you work with, and nourishing your artistic spirit.

Topics include: Auditioning Advice • Bring Desire and Humanity to Stereotypical Roles • Advocate for Others on Set • Staying Inspired

Natalie gives advice for auditioning, staying inspired, being an advocate for the people you work with, and nourishing your artistic spirit.

Topics include: Auditioning Advice • Bring Desire and Humanity to Stereotypical Roles • Advocate for Others on Set • Staying Inspired

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Teaches Acting

Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman shares the techniques at the heart of her acting process—and teaches you how to tackle your next role.

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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.

Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman teaches her process for creating complex characters through psychology, voice, gesture, and movement.

A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental materials accompanies the class.

Upload your acting videos to get feedback from the class. Natalie will also critique select student work.

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

I'm an actor who is also not classically trained but have taken classes and am open to new ways of preparation. I liked that Natalie is very practical and modern in her approach, especially in the way she researches. Very real and grounded class. Thank you!

loved it! Helped me very much understand complex ideas.

It helped me to acknowledge and find a relationship with every character in the scene and not think about just my emotional state.

This class has helped me break down characters and to be comfortable on set. Thank you masterclass and Natalie Portman. Hope to share screentime with you one day.