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 learned many new things that I didn't know before. Natalie is encouraging because she literally has it all. She is highly intelligent, talented, incredibly beautiful and a nice person. She is a super woman and she has inspired me to push myself more. Thank you!
Loved this class and all of Natalie's insights and tips and tools and her genuine respect for the art of acting <3
loved it! Helped me very much understand complex ideas.
It was very insightful, interesting and useful! Natalie is wonderful and creative! I would love to work with her in the future!