Natalie Portman said she felt like the “new kid” filming “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
Portman’s co-stars and director had all worked on 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok” without her.
Portman added that she felt like both the “veteran” and the “newbie.”
Natalie Portman said she felt like an “outsider” when she first appeared on the set of “Thor: Love and thunder.”
The film, which premieres in theaters Friday, is Portman’s first full-length appearance in a Marvel film since “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013. While in previous films, Portman’s character, Jane Foster, has been Thor’s love interest, in “Love and Thunder,” she adapts to become a hero.
portman told Vogue Australia that it was “incredible” and “surreal” to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after nearly a decade.
However, the actor noted that she felt she had to “figure out how to fit in” because her co-stars, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, and director Taika Waititi had all collaborated on the previous “Thor” film, “Ragnarok.” “.
“It’s so strange when something is very familiar, but you’re also kind of a newbie,” said the Marvel star. “Because Chris, Tessa and Taika had worked together on ‘Ragnarok’, and so successfully and so it was like they were all reunited and I was the newbie there trying to figure out how to fit in.”
Portman continued, “But they’re also just the nicest people, and I know Chris and Tessa so well from previous work together, and I’d also made ‘Thor’ movies twice before. So there was a lot of familiarity and comfort in that. world too, but it was this weird mix of being the veteran and the novice at the same time. I was there in the beginning. But at the same time, you’re the outsider of this group.”
The experience was not entirely new to Portman, as she has worked with both Hemsworth on previous “Thor” movies and Thompson in the 2018 movie “Annihilation.”
Portman also told Vogue that her “favorite scenes” were when she started working with Thompson.
“There’s the love and partnership that we have in real life, which I think comes together in our scenes,” Portman said. “And to see that kind of sisterhood reflected on the screen, I think, reflected our real experience on set, where it was so nice to be able to look at my girlfriend and be able to say, ‘What’s happening here! I feel this, do you feel that too?’ Just someone you can laugh and talk to at work.”
“Thor: Love and Thunder” hits theaters on Friday.
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