Natalie Portman Enjoyed Getting ‘Bigger’ For Thor: Love and Thunder – Film News |


Natalie Portman thought it was “wonderful” to “grow up” for “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

The 41-year-old actress returned to the Marvel franchise to reprise her role as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor and was thrilled to have to hit the gym before filming as it’s ‘unusual’ for female stars to see each other not ask to lose weight for their work.

She said: “It’s quite unusual and wonderful to be tasked with putting on weight as a woman.

“Most of the bodily transformations we’re asked to do should be as small as possible and there’s an emotional and sociological correlation to that.”

Natalie – who has children Aleph, 11, and Amalia, five, with husband Benjamin Millepied – admitted the timing of the film’s making was particularly meaningful as she celebrated her 40th birthday.

She said: “Somebody say, ‘Let’s see how strong you can be.

“I turned 40 while filming the movie and it was an incredible moment in my life to say, ‘You’re going to be the strongest, strongest version of yourself.’ ”

But Natalie had to rely on CGI to turn her 5ft 3in frame into a “huge” figure.

She told Sunday Times Style magazine: “It’s the joy of CG [computer generated] movies that someone can design to make a tiny little woman into a huge character.

The ‘Black Swan’ actress and her choreographer husband are “trying to work one at a time” for the sake of their children, and Natalie only agrees to long overseas shoots if her family can also be accommodated.

She said, “I mostly worked in the summer, where I’m [shooting at home] in LA where it’s a situation like ‘Vox Lux’, where I shot everything in ten days.


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