Film & TV
Lesson time 06:51 min
Natalie shares three performances by actors who have inspired her, breaking down thow they use physical movement to reveal character in surprising ways.
Topics include: Use Real Life Accidents: A Woman Under the Influence • Try the Unexpected: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead • Find Interesting Gestures for the In-Between Moments: The Deer Hunter
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
Love the stories about green screen and how to act in that environment.
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.
Natalie Portman can add being a fantastic teacher to her resume of skills. This masterclass taught me so much! I'm an author and musician with a long string of actors in my family tree, and I've been pulled in that direction myself. Portman just gave me the final nudge I needed to audition. Thanks Natalie! And thanks Masterclass! -Daniel Allen Kelley
So many tools to work on my actress. to work within a set. ´Can't believe how many notes I wrote. This was really inspiring. Above all makes you feel more secure about how to move and be before during and after shooting.