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Thor: Love And Thunder's Natalie Portman Dishes On Her Big Behind-The-Scenes Blunder

Notably missing from the previous Thor movie, "Thor: Ragnarok," Natalie Portman's Jane Foster returns in "Thor: Love and Thunder" as the Mighty Thor, fighting cancer and extraterrestrial baddies at the same time.

Portman recently sat down for an interview with the BBC to talk about her involvement in the film. She spoke about getting paid for being in "Avengers: Endgame" without having to show up, the practice padded hammer she took home and gave to her kids to play with, and her repeated in-character slapping of Chris Hemsworth for "Thor: The Dark World."

In reference to the film that has often been ranked among the worst in the MCU, Portman half-joked that she might have been "enjoying" the repeated takes of slapping Chris Hemsworth's Thor. "Maybe I just wanted to keep doing it over and over again, and I was intentionally messing up," Portman told the BBC. She also talked about how the crew built a series of decks for her to stand on, since her character is significantly taller than her, and how she needed to walk in specific directions during filming lest she risk falling off.

However, one of the most interesting parts of the interview was when Portman spoke about a mistake she made on set — one that doesn't involve the decks.

Natalie Portman accidentally threw her hammer at the crew of Thor: Love and Thunder

Speaking about how much imagination and pretend goes into filming in front of a green screen with props that will be animated in post-production, Natalie Portman told the BBC about a mistake she made when throwing her hammer as the Mighty Thor.

"It was a rare situation where I had the weapon," Portman said. "What you're supposed to do is when you have the actual weapon and you're throwing it is that when you're kind of winding up for the throw, you drop it, and then you imaginary throw it so you don't hurt anyone, but I did not do that. I threw it right at the camera and the entire crew just went [woosh] and ducked. And that was really embarrassing. And thankfully no one was hurt, I should have led with that."

Hilariously, the interviewer then asked Portman if the camera was damaged, which she did not confirm nor deny. "No one was hurt, thank God I don't throw that well, but it went flying," she simply stated. Portman also elaborated on the childlike imagination required for acting when surrounded by green screens, tennis balls, and dots, commenting that the act is much like how a child would pretend their toys or sticks were alive or magical swords.

"Thor: Love and Thunder" is currently showing exclusively in theaters. The previous three "Thor" movies (and most other MCU films) are streaming on Disney+, with the next MCU film, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," debuting in theaters on November 11. Thor's latest adventure will likely hit Disney+ and VOD around 40 to 90 days after debuting in theaters, so that could mean anytime between August 15 and October 4.