Chapter 8 of 20 from Natalie Portman

Dialect Coaching in “Jackie”

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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

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

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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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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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.

A wonderful and an amazing soul. So real and a joy to watch an A class actress like her. Extremely useful for screenwriters in terms of what character development means and how actors perceive that. Loved this master class and wish Natalie Portman all the best in both her career and personal life.

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.

This class has helped me break down characters and to be comfortable on set. Thank you masterclass and Natalie Portman. Hope to share screentime with you one day.