Newly released photo of Natalie Portman in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder movie has left fans astonished. Her body transformation is incredible!
The 40-year-old mum-of-two is shown sporting ripped arms that could give co-star Chris Hemsworth a run for his money in the latest publicity stills released for Marvel’s next big screen outing.
In the photo, Natalie is shown alongside co-star Tessa Thompson and she looks completely different from the actress best known for gamine roles like Jackie Kennedy or the doomed ballerina Nina in Black Swan.
Not everyone’s a fan, though: in an op-ed for Gawker, writer Fran Hoepfner lamented the fact Portman was one of many acclaimed actors swept up in the Marvel universe.
“It’s impossible to believe that what people want from Portman … is for her to get jacked,” she wrote.
“Enough time has passed under the tedious reign of Disney’s superhero movies that we know legitimately great and versatile actors are wasted, smoothed out and plumped up, for less than 10 minutes of screen time.”
Portman has previously opened up about the extreme measures needed to get superhero-buff for Thor, telling talk show host Jimmy Fallon it had been quite a shock after the inactivity of lockdowns.
“I’ve had like months of pandemic, eating baked goods and laying in bed and feeling sorry for myself. I’m, like, super tired after working out. And during. And dreading before,” she said.