You know you're doing a great job on prosthetics when they frighten the movie's co-stars.
It's been revealed that the amazing prosthetic work done on the villains from Thor: The Dark World
was enough to freak out the film's leading lady.
Natalie Portman told France's Fun Radio Station
recently, that she felt frightened by the effects used to create the Dark Elves and found Christopher Eccleston's turn as Malekith the Accursed unsettling.
''They were pretty scary! Luckily you get to see the actors before their transformation. They have to be in make-up for so long."
Photo courtesy of Marvel
Adding that she admires his work ethic, Portman continued: ''Christopher Eccleston would come to set at three in the morning and wouldn't be ready to shoot until 10am. That's like the next level of acting!''
She also described what a thrill it is for her to see all the support from Thor
fans: "You don't really think about it when you're making it. The cool thing is that the fans are so excited about it and come with such passion and enthusiasm.''
Portman plays one of the most popular superhero love interests in the Marvel movie universe, uber-scientist, Jane Foster. Jokingly, she also admitted that her mother had to provide Alan Taylor (the director) with an envelope of childhood photos that could have potentially been used in the film.
"I've hidden all of the embarrassing ones. My mum has an envelope of pictures which is the same for every movie. It's pretty funny to see all these different characters with the same pictures of a child!''
Does this infer that Thor could some day be invited home to meet the parents? Genius.
You can check Natalie Portman out in Thor: The Dark World
now if you live in the UK and Nov 8 if you live in the US.