Film & TV
Lesson time 09:22 min
When preparing for roles that involve a foreign language, accent, or dialect, Natalie works with her dialect coach, Tanya Blumstein. In this lesson, Natalie and Tanya demonstrate how they collaborate to shape the voice of a character.
Topics include: Warm Up With Vowel Sounds • Build on Your Character's Place of Origin • Learn From Primary Sources • Ways to Work Independently
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
Great advice from a great actress. I deeply admire Natalie as an actress and as a person. Let empathy rule the world!!
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!
I loved her repeated advice to play nice with the other children -- and that acting is really about empathy. That's a cool viewpoint. She's a kind person. Appreciated all of her tips.
I've learned how to delve deeper into delevoping a character and that acting is truly made up of joy and tring new things and making mistakes on the way.