Chapter 4 of 20 from Natalie Portman

Developing Your Character's Physicality

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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

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

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.

loved it! Helped me very much understand complex ideas.

Natalie is obviously a great actress and I think she did a great overall job of trying to cover all aspects of acting. I work in casting and it was also very helpful to me.

To not be so self conscious and worry what people are thinking of me all the time. As an actor you can't be that self absorbed about all these other distractions. I don't plan on becoming an actor though. Still an author and journalist but i just wanted to see how the other side lives. I think Natalie is a wonderful WUNDERBAR (German) actress.

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.

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Norma H.

loved the class, just for this one I can't download the work sheet, is it only me or happened to someone else?

Casie

To share your work, get feedback, connect with students and discuss the workbook, visit The Hub! Tons of great resources there. Here's the link: https://community.masterclass.com/c/performance/np-workbook