Film & TV
Lesson time 07:43 min
Real-life resources are invaluable for developing your character. Natalie explains how historical research, documentaries, and even YouTube videos can help you understand your character’s motivations and behavior.
Topics include: Draw Your Character From Real Life • Use Documentaries to Inform Your Character • Use YouTube as a Resource • Learn the Historical Context for Your Character • Invent What You Don't Know • Research Ahead of Time
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 am not currently working on any roles, but I love acting. It's been my dream for a long time, and this Masterclass was so helpful. Thank you!
I have never really acted, but the way she describes it is really cool. I want to watch the course again.
I can't wait to start watching movies again after watching Natalie Portman's Masterclass. Even though I am not planning on being an actor, I found every one of her segments to be fascinating. You could tell she put a lot of time into the preparation and examples. I loved learning about how she studies for roles and learns accents. Fascinating.
I want to become a director and this masterclass was very useful for understanding the actor's job and thus learning how to better manage the relationship between the director and the actor. I am a great fun of Natalie, I think she is a great teacher, very humble and very clear in her explanations. I'm very sorry for my English, maybe I should also do a language masterclass