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.
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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
It reminded me of things that I hadn't thought about in a while. Natalie Portman is one of my favourite actresses and it was so refreshing to see her talk about her passion with such light.
I loved this Masterclass! I an a grad student studying acting. I always need more tools to help me be the most creative in building and being a character. I feel I have learned new tools for my acting, and new tools for how to be a working actor! Thank you Natalie Portman!
I wanted to see this class mostly out of curiosity.. I liked to see the perspective of an actress and how she sees her job on the inside.
Great advice from a great actress. I deeply admire Natalie as an actress and as a person. Let empathy rule the world!!