Chapter 6 of 20 from Natalie Portman

Case Study: “Black Swan”

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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

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

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.

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

Inside of the master to know how they work around.

It's going wood me think outside the box as an actor. Stopped me from thinking in a cliché way. Also enjoyed the golden nuggets of information.

Natalie gives a lot of deep insight into the world of acting. The intricacies of character development that she offers are great tools to know. A lovely class.