Film & TV
Lesson time 07:28 min
To fully embody a character, you first need to gain a thorough understanding of what makes them tick. Natalie teaches you how to dig for illuminating details, create a personal timeline, and analyze influential relationships.
Topics include: Develop a Timeline for Your Character • Map Relationships With Others • Find the Details That Make Your Character Unique • Don't Judge Your Character
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.
Featured Masterclass Instructor
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
Portman combines a rich sensitivity with a finely honed practicality to deliver a thoughtful and nuanced approach to acting that can benefit anyone.
So far, I'm loving this class. Natalie gives great advice and puts it in a clear way. Great for students of all experience!
Natalie had a lot of great insights that I as an actor have not put as much thought as I should have into and that hasn't been completely emphasized enough in classes that I have taken. Even if its just one thing she has said (which there were plenty) that will change my approach, it was definately worth the investment. LOVE HER!-Devo
listening to someone who has already been in acting films and who has used different types of body language to portray her character is very remarkable and this class helped me realize that acting is where you can experience different roles but still be yourself at the same time.