Actress Natalie Portman impressed her fans and followers on social media by sharing a photo on Instagram in which she poses with her belly out and a crochet bra. The record was published by the 41-year-old celebrity during an event to promote ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ (2022), a production starring her and actor Chris Hemsworth. The feature imposed on the artist an intense routine of physical exercises aimed at gaining muscle.
“Today in Rome”, wrote Portman in the caption of the image, taken on the terrace of a building in the Italian capital.
Portman’s physical transformation into the new ‘Thor’ is justified by the plot of the production. The film directed by filmmaker Taika Waititi shows scientist Jane Foster, Thor’s love interest in the first Marvel films, gaining the powers of the God of Thunder.
The actress spoke about her muscle gain for the film in an interview with the US magazine Variety, comparing her recent efforts to her loss of almost 10 kg for the filming of ‘Black Swan’ (2010) – a feature that earned her an Oscar for best actress in 2011.
The actress stated: “For ‘Black Swan’ I was asked to stay as thin as possible. Now I’ve been asked to get as strong as possible. It’s an extraordinary challenge – and it’s also part of my state of mind as a woman.”
“I definitely got stronger than I’ve ever been. You think, ‘this must be so different, walking around the world this way’. As a 5ft 6 woman, I don’t know if I’ll ever be asked again for a 5ft 10 role. I really enjoyed people seeing me so big.”
Afterwards, the actress also confessed her joy in entertaining her children with her return to Marvel, now as a heroine. Portman is the mother of Amalia (5 years old) and Aleph (11 years old), born in her marriage to dancer Benjamin Millepied.
“I feel like I’m at a stage in my career where I’m trying to impress my kids. My 5 year old girl and 11 year old boy were so impressed with this process, they came to the set and saw me with the cape. It made everything even cooler. It’s very rare for my kids to say, ‘Please go to work!’ Usually the opposite happens”.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ still has in its cast Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Cris Pratt, Russell Crowe, Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan. Watch the trailer for the work: