Film & TV
Lesson time 07:28 min
In this case study, Natalie reveals how she prepared for her role in “Black Swan” as a ballerina losing her grip on reality, which included training with a ballet instructor for months.
Topics include: Accept the Constraints of Your Body • Communicate Your Limits to Avoid Injury • Relate the Physical to the Emotional State
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
I didn't know much about Natalie Portman before taking this masterclass. I really enjoyed her breakdown of how to behave as an actor: how to treat your coworkers, director, and others on set.
I loved this masterclass with Natalie Portman. I've been an actress for 15 years while raising my daughter. Now that she's grown, I need to pursue this love I have for filmmaking further.
Like all the classes. It is good to hear from the top tier in the industry. To drop the curtain and normalize the process gives confidence in approaching the craft. Hard work, with intelligent execution is another side to the equation. Natalie did a great job of encouraging the viewer. I really liked the class!
I just watched all the episodes of Natalie Portman's class. It's inspiring and meaningful. You can learn a lot from it. I totally recommend it.