Film & TV
Lesson time 10:00 min
To develop your character, you will need to use your body. Natalie teaches you how to find the right movements and physical exercises, as well as how to use wardrobe and makeup, to embody the role.
Topics include: Root Your Character's Physicality in Emotion • Let Your Character's Psychology Inform Your Movement • Play With Movement in Relation to the Camera and Other Actors • Get Creative in the In-Between Moments • Use Your Appearance to Connect to Your Character • Let Costume Inform Your Character's Movement • Costume Informing Character in Jackie
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've learned how to delve deeper into delevoping a character and that acting is truly made up of joy and tring new things and making mistakes on the way.
It is insightful to see how a well-known actor has grown in her craft, and what she does to get into different roles.
The biggest take away was looking at acting as active empathy.
I want to say thanks for your perspective on how to approach acting as an empathetic person. Your thoughts on play and joy and collaboration are liberating. Thanks again. See you on set.