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I felt like a ‘newbie outsider’ on ‘Thor 4’

The final time followers noticed Natalie Portman on display 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 onerous it was to return 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 could be very acquainted but in addition, you’re type 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.

Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
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Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as scientist Jane Foster in 2013′ “Thor: The Darkish World.”
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“As a result of Chris and Tessa and Taika had labored collectively on ‘Ragnarok,’ and so efficiently and so it was like they have been all reuniting and I used to be this beginner in there making an attempt to determine how to slot in,” she defined.

The Israeli-born filmmaker went on, “But in addition they’re simply the nicest folks, and in addition I do know Chris and Tessa so effectively from earlier work collectively, and in addition I had executed ‘Thor’ films twice earlier than.”

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The fourth installment of Marvel’s “Thor” franchise drops on Friday, July 8.
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Portman appeared in each “Thor” and “Thor: The Darkish World.” She additionally collaborated with Thompson, 38, on the 2018 drama “Annihilation.”

“So there was lots of familiarity and luxury in that world too, however it was this bizarre mixture of being the veteran and the beginner on the identical time,” she stated. “I used to be there at the start. However on the identical time, you’re the outsider to this group.”

“Thor: Love and Thunder” will present Portman wielding the magical hammer Mjolnir and changing into the superhero, the Mighty Thor.

She divulged to Variety 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 doable,” she instructed the publication. “Right here, I used to be requested to get as large as doable. That’s a tremendous problem — and in addition mind-set as a girl.”

Portman added, “To have this response and be seen as large, you notice, ‘Oh, this have to be so totally different, to stroll by the world like this.’”

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