‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Natalie Portman Says ‘Whole Sequences, Planets, and Characters’ Were Cut

[Editor’s note: The following interview contains light spoilers for “Thor: Love and Thunder.”]After sitting out the third standalone Thor feature, “Thor: Ragnarok,” original star Natalie Portman returns for “Love and Thunder,” care of a meaty role as Dr.

Jane Foster that’s already drawn strong praise from fans and critics alike.

And, as has long been teased by director Taika Waititi, Portman is very much along for the entire ride this time around, as the film sees her character going through a massive transformation into someone, well, massive: her very own Thor.While Portman was never truly resistant to returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after her turn in “Thor: The Dark World,” it did take a juicy pitch and an enthusiastic filmmaker to get her back in action.

Once she was hooked, Portman said she quickly took to Waititi’s style of filmmaking, complete with lots of takes, lots of ideas, and even lots of cuts.“It

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