Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth movie of the Thor series, will feature Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. In “Avengers: Endgame,” Portman’s last appearance as Jane Foster, she just provided narration for archival material. She will now make a complete comeback as Mighty Thor, a superhero in her own sense. As a superhuman, she also had to undergo a lot of training. She worked out for over ten months, but there was one factor she couldn’t prepare for: sprouting up nearly nine inches to resemble Thor’s height. Here’s how they were able to make that happen:
All about Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor:
Natalie Portman, who portrays astrophysicist Jane Foster, was last seen in an MCU film many years ago. While she was unfortunately absent from the screen, other people often brought up Jane and Thor’s split and Jane’s death or possible reappearance after the Blip. Now, Jane Foster has returned, looking ripped and swinging Mjolnir like she was destined to do just that! When Mjolnir appeared on the moon’s surface in the comics, it called on Jane Foster to take the reigns and use its abilities. By doing so, Jane transformed into the Mighty Thor. However, as it is well known, Marvel films frequently vary from the comics. So, we’ll just have to wait and see how all of this plays out for Natalie’s Mighty Thor.
How did Natalie Portman grow taller for her role:
Well, obviously, she didn’t. Natalie Portman disclosed the truth about her ‘extra height’ in her upcoming movie, explaining that she used a special platform to walk on. Variety claims that Portman worked with a specialist for roughly ten months both before and during the production of the movie. For the character of Mighty Thor, which stood roughly 6 feet tall, or about 10 inches taller than Portman’s actual height, she muscled up her physique and rehearsed walking on the ‘deck’.
The Thor: Love and Thunder director and his team came up with a unique technique for Portman to acquire the necessary height for parts of the moments when she was required to interact with her co-stars. According to Portman, the producers would create a route for her that was a few feet above the ground. Tessa Thompson, who played the role of Valkyrie in the movie, said that this unique path was the thing called the deck. “We’d rehearse the scene, they’d see the path, and then they’d build a path that was like one foot off the ground or whatever, and I would just walk on that,” revealed Portman.