The final time followers noticed Natalie Portman on display screen in a Marvel flick was in 2013 when she starred in “Thor: The Darkish World.”
The Oscar winner, 41, is again in motion within the fourth installment of the franchise, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” out on July 8.
Nonetheless, it wasn’t the simplest job for the “Black Swan” star, who mentioned with Vogue Australia how arduous it was to come back again to set after a decade away.
Whereas it was “unbelievable” and “surreal” to return to the Marvel world, Portman famous that she felt like she needed to “determine how to slot in” once more.
“It’s so unusual when one thing may be very acquainted but additionally, you’re form of the brand new child,” the “Black Swan” star stated.
Her costars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, in addition to director Taika Waititi, had beforehand labored collectively on the third movie, “Thor: Ragnarok” in 2017.
“As a result of Chris and Tessa and Taika had labored collectively on ‘Ragnarok,’ and so efficiently and so it was like they had been all reuniting and I used to be this beginner in there attempting to determine how to slot in,” she defined.
The Israeli-born filmmaker went on, “But additionally they’re simply the nicest folks, and likewise I do know Chris and Tessa so effectively from earlier work collectively, and likewise I had performed ‘Thor’ motion pictures twice earlier than.”
Portman appeared in each “Thor” and “Thor: The Darkish World.” She additionally collaborated with Thompson, 38, on the 2018 drama “Annihilation.”
“So there was quite a lot of familiarity and luxury in that world too, nevertheless it was this bizarre mixture of being the veteran and the beginner on the similar time,” she stated. “I used to be there originally. However on the similar time, you’re the outsider to this group.”
“Thor: Love and Thunder” will present Portman wielding the magical hammer Mjolnir and turning into the superhero, the Mighty Thor.
She divulged to Selection final month that she bulked as much as painting the feminine heroine. The “Jackie” actress strengthened her shoulders and arms and constructed extra muscle.
“On ‘Black Swan,’ I used to be requested to get as small as attainable,” she instructed the publication. “Right here, I used to be requested to get as large as attainable. That’s a tremendous problem — and likewise frame of mind as a lady.”
Portman added, “To have this response and be seen as large, you understand, ‘Oh, this should be so totally different, to stroll by means of the world like this.’”