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
I am an experienced actor who also teaches. I have shared Natalie's thoughts, tips and insights with my students. Practical and Inspiring. Thanks Masterclass and Natalie!
It was a great experience. I would recommend it for people who have already acted before or are already auditioning. A lot of useful tips and insights
I'm an actor who is also not classically trained but have taken classes and am open to new ways of preparation. I liked that Natalie is very practical and modern in her approach, especially in the way she researches. Very real and grounded class. Thank you!
Character development techniques are extraordinarily explained and very useful, specially the not-so-obvious bits such as costume, props, etc. I will implement a lot of the content of the course in my acting.