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Natalie Portman Stepped Out In A Strapless Red Dress & Matching Blazer For Her First Red Carpet Of 2022 — See Photos!

Mar. 21 2022, Published 5:24 p.m. ET

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On March 16, Natalie Portman made an appearance at the premiere of the AppleTV+ series Pachinko. The show, which is based on a Korean novel, follows four generations of a Korean immigrant family as they try to start a new chapter in life.

While the mom-of-two doesn't have a role in the drama, she and her business partner's production house signed a deal with the streaming service last year, so she came out to show her support.

Scroll down to see the Stars Wars alum on the red carpet!

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The mom-of-two looked fresh-faced in a scarlet red strapless frock, which matched the blazer she had draped over her shoulders. She also carried a black purse and wore a pair of ruby red pumps.

The Oscar winner has been out of the spotlight for a bit while filming Thor: Love and Thunder in Australia. In fact, this marked her first public event of 2022!

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As evidenced by her outing, the brunette babe got in great shape for her upcoming action movie.

"I worked with a trainer, Naomi Pendergast, for, I think it was, four months before shooting, and then obviously all the way through filming. We did a lot of weight training and a lot of protein shakes — heavyweight training that I haven’t ever done before," she shared. "Of course, I’ve never really aimed to get bulky. It was very physical, so it was a lot of both agility work and also strength work."

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Portman has explained that transforming your body for a role isn't just about the physical aspect.

"It definitely helps you get into character, and it’s definitely changed the way I move," insisted the Black Swan lead. "You walk differently; you feel different. I mean, it’s so wild to feel strong for the first time in my life."

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Though the Harvard grad can't spill too many details, she's "really excited" to play a strong character: "If there can be all these female superheroes, the more of them they are, the better it is."

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