Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 05:49 min
Natalie walks you through a sample scene, pointing out important questions to ask the production designer and director. She also shows you how to work with the set, props, and camera.
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
The acting classes are what motivate me to sign up for Masterclass. I wanted to gain some insight into the acting profession regarding preparation, learning lines, and the art itself. I really liked the class. Ms. Portman was enthusiastic and a great instructor. I will now go back and watch the classes at a slower pace and use Workbook to do the assignments. Very nicely done.
it has given me so many ideas to practice and produce when I am doing my acting.
I learned SO much from this class. What I specifically loved from Natalie Portman's acting class was learning about all the research and time that should go into preparing a character.
This class goes very in depth on how we can bring our characters to life in Tv and Film