From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Dialect Coaching in “Jackie”

In this case study, Natalie and Tanya share how they prepared for Natalie’s role in “Jackie” as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Topics include: Study the Particularities of Your Character's Dialect • Notice Where the Breaths and Hesitations Are • Study the Way Your Character's Voice Shifts Over Time

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In this case study, Natalie and Tanya share how they prepared for Natalie’s role in “Jackie” as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Topics include: Study the Particularities of Your Character's Dialect • Notice Where the Breaths and Hesitations Are • Study the Way Your Character's Voice Shifts Over Time

Natalie Portman

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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I really took away the idea that the placement of your breath is very important and can hold a great deal of meaning. It is something I plan to be more aware of in the future.

I I am not an actor. But I enjoy thinking about what goes into acting preparation. Natalie Portman was so prepared for these masterclasses. I knew she was intelligent and articulate. It was a real joy to learn her approach to acting. And great also to experience it along with the other actor Materclasses. What a rich opportunity MC is.

learned just a few tips. nothing really in depth

This an absolutely fantastic masterclass. Natalie gives you an insight to her acting career and the amazing moments of learning she has had. Better yet she takes time to give you the tools to make sure that you too can learn, create and develop your art and craft. 10/10 Would recommend this class!

Comments

Joshua J.

Excellent class, I love watching the actual video of Jackie, then listening to Natalie and Tanya discuss it.

Globalproductionpictures

Marvelous! That's how long-term commitment to a craft looks and sounds like!

Nastasia M.

Very informative, the article exercises are great too for voice over warmups.

Nastasia M.

I love to focus on her character from Jackie, along with the video examples. It really ties together the message.

Diana B.

I love to hear the coaching session, I take these learning not only for acting but also when you are making any type of public speaking presentation. Also, make you more aware to really listen when you hear people speaking.

ALICIA S.

Breathy isn’t always bimbo. Jackie was classy. You had a nice coach. Coaching can be rough. Practice makes perfect. I rather endure the coaching lessons that eat English pea salad. This is a truth in my life.

Bayani I.

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Scot G.

I enjoyed this lesson Incredibly, i thought her performance in Jackie was phenomenal. It is very useful to learn how to develop accents from someone as skilled as Natalie Portman. Also amazing how Tanya is able to break down the accent and help Natalie portray her convincingly