Natalie Portman Teaches a MasterClass in Acting

This week, MasterClass rolled out its latest course--Natalie Portman teaching a 20-lesson class on acting. The upstart educational venture writes:

One of her generation’s most versatile performers, Academy Award-winning actor Natalie Portman has been captivating audiences for decades. Since her on-screen debut at age 12, she’s worked with some of cinema’s most celebrated directors and showcased her skills through unforgettable roles in Black Swan, Jackie, and the Star Wars franchise.

Having never taken an acting class, Natalie developed her craft over 25 years of observation, collaboration, and countless bold experiments. The consummate dramatic shapeshifter, she has worked across genres and historical periods, imbuing each performance with an authenticity she attributes to intense research, preparation, and an eye for human behavior.

And now, in her first-ever acting class, she "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."

You can enroll in Portman's new class (which runs $90) here. You can also pay $180 to get an annual pass to the entirety of MasterClass' courses--a catalog of about 50 courses, which includes other acting classes by Jodie Foster, Samuel L. Jackson and more.

FYI: If you sign up for a MasterClass course by clicking on the affiliate links in this post, Open Culture will receive a small fee that helps support our operation.

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