Arts & Entertainment
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.
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 I am not an actor. But I enjoy thinking about what goes into acting preparation. Natalie Portman was so prepared for these masterclasses. I knew she was intelligent and articulate. It was a real joy to learn her approach to acting. And great also to experience it along with the other actor Materclasses. What a rich opportunity MC is.
I loved listening to her. Thank you Masterclass!
I have learnt more about the thought processes and efforts that make great acting. Also, how to expand my creative capacity when doing so!
I loved this masterclass with Natalie Portman. I've been an actress for 15 years while raising my daughter. Now that she's grown, I need to pursue this love I have for filmmaking further.