In connection with the release of the volume Official Marvel Studios Thor: Love and Thunder SpecialAn excerpt from an interview was published in which Natalie Portman talks about his experience with me Marvel Studios and with films Thor. Below we provide the translation:
What made you want to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
I was thrilled to work with Kenneth Branagh on a major superhero film, especially one inspired by Norse mythology. Someone with a Shakespearean background would approach this in an interesting way.
Then of course Thor took an unexpected path when Taika Waititi took the helm. It was really interesting to come back to the same world with different eyes.
What was it like working with the rest of the cast on the first film? Thor?
It was incredible to meet talents like Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in the early days of their careers as they created their characters at Marvel Studios. To see these great actors in front of the rest of the world is rare and incredible, especially when they are of this caliber. So that was great. And then, of course, working with Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgård, who I did some scenes with in the first two films, there was a lot of energy.
Thor: Love and Thunder brought you together with Chris Hemsworth. How it was?
It’s incredible to watch Chris’s talent as he transitions from serious scenes to comedy so skillfully. He has great comedic talent and a very quick mind, absorbing information, reacting creatively and coming up with new ideas. He is very dedicated to his work and works hard. It’s really impressive to see this in action. I always have to remind myself that I have to act in the scene and not just watch.
What did you think when Taika Waititi told you the story for Thor: Love and Thunder?
Thai came to my house to talk. I wasn’t in the last movie Thor: Ragnarok, which was amazing and very nice to see. When he invited me to return, he explained to me that Jane would be the Mighty Thor. It was interesting to think about what this experience might have been like. The process of working on a film with Taika is fascinating because it is full of improvisation and constantly keeps you in suspense. And so it seemed like a very exciting challenge.
The mighty Thor has incredible physical strength. How did you prepare for the role?
For the first time in my life, I had a lot of fun training to get stronger. Usually we women train ourselves to be as small as possible. So it was very difficult to work on getting bigger. it was a wonderful experience. I worked with an amazing trainer, Naomi Pendergast. It was also amazing to train with the stunt team. It was fun. I’ve never trained much, even though I’ve done a lot of action movies, I haven’t trained for fighting or anything like that. It was interesting to fly, take off, land and all that.
The pyrotechnics really helped create the diving and assisting effect. Valkyrie in combat or flying in and out of frame. It was fun to make it look like I was flying!