Film & TV
Lesson time 06:41 min
The rapport you establish with a director from the beginning of your collaboration can help you deliver a successful performance. Natalie teaches you how to navigate this relationship and bring your own ideas to the table.
Topics include: Understand Your Director's Vision and Process • Give Your Director Choices • Watch Yourself On Screen to Break Acting Tics
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 want to say thanks for your perspective on how to approach acting as an empathetic person. Your thoughts on play and joy and collaboration are liberating. Thanks again. See you on set.
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.
Really enjoyed when she explained her acting process in Black Swan and also how she learned how to speak in a different accent for "Jackie"!
Natalie Portman talked about a lot of topics that don't ever really get covered in other acting courses, like how to work with the camera, green screen acting, even how to fake tears if they aren't coming. It did at times feel like she was having some trouble articulating what she was trying to say, there were a lot of pauses and "you knows" but overall it was a great class.