Here’re ‘Thor: The Dark World’ on-set interview with Natalie where she talks about reprising the role of Jane Foster and working with Chris Hemsworth again.
In this new ‘Thor: The Dark World’ clip released by Marvel today Thor returns to earth and reunites with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).
Though she hasn’t been seen on-screen in two years, Natalie Portman has been busy wrapping four movies, including this month’s Thor: The Dark World, prepping for her directorial debut, and planning a relocation to Paris. The actress we always knew would go places takes her major year ahead in stride.
Finding the right location to meet Natalie Portman proves easier than expected because we both live in the same Los Angeles neighborhood known for its harmonious blend of nuclear families, artsy hipsters, and celebrities of the sort who just can’t stomach Beverly Hills. Better yet, we both frequent the same section of Griffith Park, a sprawling expanse that serves as the neighborhood’s communal backyard. Portman arrives driving a hybrid SUV, looking like half a dozen other young hikers, wearing pea-green shorts, weathered gray running sneakers, a gray T-shirt, and oversize blue sunglasses.
“Hi there,” she says in that famously singsong voice of hers. “Hope you don’t mind company.” She peers down at her Yorkie terrier, Whiz, who looks large only when in the vicinity of his owner. At 5’3″ Portman would look girlish under any circumstance. But today, in a simple ponytail and no makeup, she’s a 32-year-old who could easily pass for a college senior. En route up the fairly steep mountain trail we’ve chosen on this 90-degree day, there’s something all-business about her. Initially, I can’t decide whether this is because of her oft-stated aversion to interviews (“I’d never do them if I didn’t have to”) or because this is just how she approaches everything. Not by accident does someone become, in addition to a movie star, a Harvard graduate.