“I can make anyone look huge”: Natalie Portman Said Marvel Cast Her in Thor For Her Extremely Short Height

"I can make anyone look huge": Natalie Portman Said Marvel Cast Her in Thor For Her Extremely Short Height
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Natalie Portman’s Hollywood filmography boasts of an eclectic melange of roles in commercial blockbusters and critically acclaimed films. The star has managed to seamlessly transition between a variety of roles which includes Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequels, Dr Jane Foster in the Thor franchise, and her memorable marquee role in Black Swan which won her the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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Oscar winner Natalie Portman

In the Thor films, Portman plays astrophysicist and astronomer Dr Jane Foster who is the God of Thunder’s love interest but more significantly, has an important part to play in the development of Thor’s future. The Oscar winner’s powerhouse performances belied her very petite appearance which became a hilarious talking point with regard to her height difference with co-star Chris Hemsworth.

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Natalie Portman Joked About The Advantage Of Her Tiny Frame

They say good things come in small packages and Hollywood star Natalie Portman is a perfect example of the adage. The Star Wars actor who stands at 5 feet 3 inches in height, is one of the most petite celebrities in Hollywood. Her height became a bigger talking point when she was cast in Thor opposite Chris Hemsworth who was a foot taller than her at 6 feet 3 inches. The two stars who appeared together to promote the film had a hilarious discussion about their significant height difference. Natalie Portman sportingly joked about her diminutive physique and said,

“I was mainly cast because I can make anyone look huge. I’m just extraordinarily short”

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Natalie Portman joked about her height in an interview with Thor actor Chris Hemsworth

Portman went on to elaborate on the various ways in which the crew attempted to augment her height which included making her walk on a ramp toward Chris Hemsworth while wearing extremely high heels.

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Natalie Portman Was Grateful For Chris Hemsworth’s Considerate Nature

It is common knowledge that Natalie Portman is a strict vegan for many years. The Black Swan star who has followed a stringent diet, was grateful to her Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth for respecting her sentiment during their filming schedule for Thor: Love and Thunder. Hemsworth who was bulking up for the role by eating a lot of meat, stopped his non-vegetarian diet during the day to make Portman feel more comfortable during their intimate scenes in the film. The Oscar-winning star lauded the Avengers actor for his thoughtful and considerate actions saying,

He’s really nice. The day we had a kiss scene he didn’t eat meat that morning because I’m vegan. And he eats meat like every half hour. Like, that was so thoughtful. That’s not something I’m angry about or care about, but he was just being thoughtful. He’s just a very nice person”

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Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder

Portman also recalled many memorable scenes that she and Chris Hemsworth did together in Thor: Love and Thunder which included a dramatic blue screen segment in front of a Best Buy outlet that turned out to be one of the best scenes in the film.

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