Taika Waititi Reveals Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor’s Not So Mighty Height, Elevated Platform Allowed Her to Walk On Same Height as Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson

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The most awaited, Thor: Love and Thunder, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Christian Bale, is out on the big screens now. This is the fourth movie in the standalone franchise’s protagonist Marvel hero Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, while he reconnects with his ex Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, trying to combat her cancer and takes on the mantle of Mighty Thor. Both Thor and Jane Foster, who have joined with Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson along with Korg and a pair of goats, set out to take down the god destroyer, Gorr played by Christian Bale. In the movie, Natalie Portman’s height increases from 5 feet 3 inches to around 6 feet tall. Taika Waititi reveals that she had an elevated platform for herself to walk around.

Natalie Portman's height increased.
Natalie Portman’s height increased.

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How was Natalie Portman’s height increased?

Taika Waititi reveals about Natalie Portman's height
Taika Waititi reveals the increase in Natalie Portman’s height

When Taika Waititi was asked about the sudden increase in Natalie Portman’s height, he replied:


“We built a whole bunch of decking around the set. First, we would block out the scene — mark out where the actors have to go so the crew knows the whole layout — and once we did that we build an elevated platform that she would walk on. But we also had to leave the room so Chris and Tessa could walk around at a regular height. It was a weird maze. But it worked.”

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Natalie Portman’s character development

Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman
Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman

For playing the role of Jane Foster, Natalie Portman had a skilled trainer who helped her tone her arms. She appeared to be as tall as Chris Hemsworth in the movie, and for that, there were some adjustments done.

As mentioned above, Taika Waititi reveals how her height was adjusted.

In the movie, Natalie Portman reprises her role as Thor’s ex Jane Foster. She has cancer, as written in the comics. She travels to New Asgard, after reading that Thor’s Hammer, Mjolnir, could possibly heal her cancer.


This leads her to possess the mighty hammer and leads her to have all the powers of the God of Thunder. This also somehow leads her to become taller.

The raised platform did the trick of making Jane Foster appear as tall as Thor, and they all go on putting a stop to Gorr.

Taika Waititi said, “We also had to leave the room so Chris and Tessa could walk around at regular height, It was a weird maze. But it worked.”


Thor: Love and Thunder is playing at the theatres now.

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Written by Kathakali Sarkar

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