March 30, 2020
Natalie Portman Teaches Acting | Official Trailer | MasterClass

Natalie Portman Teaches Acting | Official Trailer | MasterClass

Be free. Make mistakes. Try things. This is a job about
your imagination. You’re making a movie
influenced by life. You’re making a character
influenced by a human, and you want to make it
as human as possible. What is their desire? Desire is at the
root of everything. I have not been to a
traditional drama school. I’ve been working for 25
years, and I learned by doing, and then I pieced
together different things that are helpful for me that
I want to share with you. Green-screen acting is
kind of the purest form of acting because
you’re inventing both what’s outside of you
and what’s inside of you as an actor. We’re going to do a scene
where I’ve just found out my boyfriend’s cheating on me,
and I’m entering his apartment. You want to scour
the space to see what you might use that would
be emotionally relevant. Help the camera catch
what’s being read. Get very close to the camera,
to give a feeling of what you might be going through. [MUSIC PLAYING] When I was asked to
play Jackie Kennedy, I was terrified, which is always
a good reason to do something. I always work with
a dialect coach. For Jackie, every
single syllable, every breath had to
be exactly the same. When you see where
the breaths are, you can read what is sort
of happening underneath what the person is saying. This is a joyful,
creative process, that you don’t need to be
afraid of making mistakes. [SNEEZES] Thank you. That’s how you sneeze on cue. [LAUGHS] [MUSIC PLAYING] Your job is to imagine
someone else’s life. That is what we do. We say, I wonder what that
person feels and thinks, and that’s the experience
in a movie theater. We’re sharing this
social experience with other people
for two hours, caring about someone else’s life. It’s the act of empathy. I’m Natalie Portman, and
this is my MasterClass. [MUSIC PLAYING]

78 thoughts on “Natalie Portman Teaches Acting | Official Trailer | MasterClass

  1. Does anyone know the name of the first song? The one that plays during the first minute? Thanks in advance.

  2. Does anybody know if the lessons are face to face or just a course of pre recorded videos?
    I read that the course costs 200 $ so I guess they're pre recorded but I'm not sure.. 🙁

  3. That's some amazing acting!!! It must be so difficult to walk into an aparment and fuck shit up. I am in awe…at the stupidity of this crap. I used to think at one time she was was a "good" actress in "the professional".

  4. The instructors are either deluded or dishonest in attributing little or nothing to luck. They irresponsibly convince students that they will achieve financial freedom in the arts by reducing success to trivial things like a catchy opening sentence. Disgraceful.

  5. Jake Gyllenhaal teaching an acting class is something I would sell my soul to experience. And I don’t even want to become an actor

  6. Hello, I'm looking for one who actually took Masterclass courses, especially related to writing. Is it really worth it?

  7. Since I am broke, the only masterclass I would happily scrape together the money for is one by Tom Hiddleston

  8. Honestly, the only ads I don't skip are from masterclass. I am a musician and also an actress so these videos make my artistic heart soar.

  9. Bitch please. You're an actress, because you're hot. You're either hot or not. You can't teach hot. All the "acting" classes in the world isn't going to change a person's hotness which is the primary reason why any actress is hired in the first place. You said it yourself when you confirmed you never had an acting lesson in your life. Neither did Jennifer Connelly. Any guess as to why this person with zero acting lessons got hired? BECAUSE SHE'S HOT! Don't give false hope to thousands of girls who are wasting their time when you know for a fact that "acting" had NOTHING to do with being hired as an actress.

  10. I would love to see her lesson on the "You are breaking my heart!" scene from Revenge of the Sith!!! 😉

  11. ¡Natalie Portman cómo siempre tan hermosa, se nota que sigue igualita y no ha cambiado más que el look de su cabello! Y es tan bonita que aparte también es inteligente y está preparada tanto como actriz como profesionista.
    El papel que más me gustó de ella es el “Alice Ayres" en “Closer".

  12. Biggest rip off of the public since Trump University …. who cares Portman's poor acting abilities or the rest of the garbage instructors … it's all bs for bs

  13. "I have not been to a traditional drama"

    Well, that's because you were hot as shit when you came to Hollywood. Yes, she is a pretty consistent actor. But I find her acting pretty mediocre. Lmao, in my opinion, she is consistent in being normal and mediocre.

  14. Oh I see Natalie "I-cannot-act-worth-shit-because-I-am-Ava Gardner's-twin" Portman. Act like a crazy angry vengeful psychotic Black Swan…a doormat stilt Padmé…and crying pathetic Anne Boleyn…
    Yea, that all takes plenty of acting skill [email protected]$%%. But hey you have a sexy pretty face and are Jewish after all so it was easier for you to become successful in Holly🔯wood with no prior theater background and training like Meryl Streep, Sally Fields, Glenda Jackson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren and … (you get the picture). Wait, didn't Meryl Streep graduate from Yale Drama school and has 3 Oscars and ten million nominations up her sleeve, so why am I watching THIS? What horseshit🤬 I think I will pass and watch Helen Mirren instead. THAT IS NOT HOW IT IS DONE NATALIE.

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