Film & TV


Natalie Portman

Lesson time 02:52 min

Meet your new instructor: Oscar-winner Natalie Portman. As a self-taught actor, she’s built a repertoire of personal techniques for developing characters and shaping performances, and she’ll be sharing them with you.

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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Make every role extraordinary

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.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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.

It was absolutely fabulous! Made me feel more confident & inspired to try new things! So grateful for this workshop!

I think Natalie is one of the best actress in the world and listen to her advice and suggestions helped me to understand a lot of things about creating characters and never being afraid to make mistakes. In each lesson you can learn everything new. Really an amazing class.

Short and to the point, lot of tricks and great opportunities to hear again what actors do. I enjoyed the class a lot and recommend it.


Anna M.

I got so much from this masterclass. It gave me feeling of how it is, to work as an actress for film. I did most of the time theatre, but I am really longing for experience acting for film and through this class my imigination of how it might be, grew, which helps me to attract it into my life for sure. As Natalie seems to be an extraordinary lovely and loving human beeing I developped by watching the class the childish dream to work with her some day in my life. We will see....

Laurie .

I am beyond grateful for the generosity of Natalie Portman. This class is the reason I signed up for a year of Master Class and i was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've been a professional actress for about 15 years and have studied all over the world - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, Paris, Berlin, SF, LA...I got SO MUCH from Natalie's class...she is just AMAZING. What a wonderful actress and what a OUTSTANDING teacher and a TRUE INSPIRATION...THANK YOU!!!

A fellow student

This isn’t a lesson, nothing is learned about acting, it is an introduction to the course.

A fellow student

I'm using these videos to practice my spoken English by mimicking Natalie's accent. It is like having Natalie as my private coach. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

A fellow student

I'm very excited to taking this class! I'm not an actor but I deal with performance in my work as an animator and I always wanted to learn acting because I'm curious about it and it will help me with my work. Also, Natalie has been always my favorite actress and I feel happy to learn acting from her in this course! Thank you Natalie for sharing your tips and experience :)

Mia S.

"I've been working for 25 years, luckily. I've gotten to see some great people and how they work and pick things up from them; I've gotten to learn from a lot of wonderful directors. I've kind of pieced everything I've learned together - things that work for me, things I've seen other people do, things that I've made up to help myself. It's sort of like having a bag of tricks or helpful tools that I've assembled, and not necessarily something that's like, 'This is the procedure, this is the process that I have to do every single time.' We'll talk about the ways you can do preparation for your character, map out your character's journey, the way you can think about your character's relationships to other roles in the film, the way you relate to your director, the way you audition, do green screen, the way you can use your physicality to affect a character, and also just mainly how you can create your own set of tools and your own influences so that you can uniquely do your job."

A fellow student

It was a nice brief introduction. I am looking forward to learning more and applying what I’ve learned to my role coming up.

Keila P.

So excited to start this class! Thank you Natalie for sharing your knowledge with us :)

Yigit K.

Watching the intro gave me goosebumps :) What a privilege to learn from Natalie Portman!

Stephen C.

Thank you for joining Masterclass Natalie I'm so excited that I get to learn from a passionate artist such as yourself! : P : D