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Natalie Portman Gives Behind the Scenes Details on ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

One of the film’s most impressive scenes was actually filmed in a parking lot.

Thor: Love and Thunder has hit film screens, showcasing not only the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, but Natalie Portman as his new, hammer-empowered counterpart. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Portman spoke about the film’s production, revealing a few amusing tidbits about special effects and filming locations.

“There’s one scene that’s one of the most visually beautiful scenes I’ve seen on film, and we shot [it] in real life in a Best Buy parking lot,” Portman said. “It’s so wild to be on this size of movie, and we were literally in a parking lot with a blue screen, doing this really dramatic thing. It looks so stunning on film, but every time I see it, I’m like, ‘That’s a Best Buy parking lot.’”

In a separate interview with IndieWire, Portman also revealed that a lot of the scenes she and her co-stars filmed for the picture, including some pretty funny stuff, didn’t make the final cut.

“There were whole sequences, planets, characters and worlds that didn’t end up in the movie that were hilarious and amazing and [that] we spent a lot of time and energy on, and certainly the entire crew also designing and conceiving,” Portman said. “It’s just amazing how much great material is not in the film, considering how much great material is in it. Usually, it’s like, you’re just trying to get enough good stuff to put in the film, and this had overflow. So that was really surprising.”

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