Taika Waititi REVEALS what attracted Natalie Portman to star in Thor: Love and Thunder

Taika Waititi spoke candidly about how he didn't have to do much to convince Natalie Portman to star in Thor: Love and Thunder. The Jojo Rabbit director also revealed what attracted the Oscar-winning actress to return to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).
Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to release in the US on November 5, 2021.Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to release in the US on November 5, 2021.
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One of the most exciting announcements from this year's San Diego Comic-Con was not just the fact that Natalie Portman was returning to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) as Dr. Jane Foster but also that the actress will be playing Female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. The power-packed ensemble of Love and Thunder will see Chris Hemsworth return as Thor and Tessa Thompson reprise her role as Valkyrie. There's been a ton of buzz surrounding Natalie playing Female Thor, with the Lucy in the Sky star bulking up to finally play a superhero.

In a recent interview with Uproxx, Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi revealed that he "didn’t have to do much," when it came to convincing Portman to come back to the MCU. Taika believes that for the Oscar-winning actress, "it was about making the character interesting. And I think especially when you’re playing 'an Earthling who’s just into science' in one of these big movies, it kind of gets a bit sort of, you know… After doing that for two movies, you want to do something different."

Furthermore, talking about what he feels attracted the 38-year-old actress to Love and Thunder, the Jojo Rabbit director confessed to Uproxx, "I think for her, the thing that might’ve been attractive about this is being able to step it up and be a superhero. And I’d rather her do that than play a scientist. And it’s also from the comics as well. So it’s not something we made up."

Are you excited to see Natalie Portman in Thor: Love and Thunder? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

ALSO READ: Thor: Love and Thunder: Natalie Portman REVEALS Female Thor announcement at Comic Con 2019 was nerve wracking

Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to release in the US on November 5, 2021.

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