Gilbert Flores for Diversity
Without rehearsal, Natalie Portman faced a special challenge as she took on her latest role in Todd Haynes’ latest drama, “May in December.”
Portman plays Elizabeth Berry alongside Julianne Moore, an actress who plays Gracie Atherton-Yu (Moore), a woman whose life becomes the subject of discussion when she seduces a 12-year-old boy, Joe. Started sexual relations with. Two decades later, Elizabeth studies Gracie and Joe (now a 36-year-old man) as she prepares for her role, and analyzes the cracks in their facades. Over time, Elizabeth slowly finds herself adopting more and more of Gracie’s qualities.
But due to the hurdle of not being able to rehearse together, the “Black Swan” star revealed she was “very scared” because “I didn’t know what she was going to do.”
“The good thing about it was that just as my character studied to become like that, I had to do the same. So I loved watching everything she did and saying, ‘How am I going to copy that?'” she said. Diversity At a special screening on Thursday night.
Otherwise, Portman described her experience working with Moore with high praise and called “The Kids Are All Right” star “the best person I ever met.”
“I would love that. Portman explained, “I’ve long admired her acting and dreamed of working with her for a long time, and then to see her be as compassionate as she is talented was amazing.” “It made me feel very safe. The best thing you can feel is that you can try anything and fall on your face and you’re free and so we really get to play in a very safe environment which Todd really did. Also, because it is He who has created this loving atmosphere “bubble around us.”