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
Thank you Natalie for your gems. You affirmed, motivated, and inspired me. I feel more confident and in control.
This class has helped me restore confidence in myself that I can accomplish my vision for my own art pieces and that I have a better understanding of what acting is.
One of my favorites so far, it´s beautiful to discover in her not just an amazing actress but also an amazing person. Want to take it again.
It helped me appreciate much more of what's involved to be a professional actor, as well as understanding how truly human we need to be, as in kind, thoughtful and supportive of each other and our roles.