After the gruelling regime of filming Black Swan, Natalie Portman has said that moving on to filming Thor has delayed the onset of a total breakdown.
Speaking to The Sun Newspaper, she said: "It probably delayed the onset of a total breakdown from the efforts of doing Black Swan, which is going to hit at any moment."
"We got nice long breaks and I got to read in my trailer which was very comfortable and has a bed. I could eat whenever I wanted and train whenever I felt like it.
"Also I went on to do the Ivan Reitman comedy No Strings Attached as well. They didn't require a lot of research ahead of time.
"They didn't require any specific physical training. Both were very fun projects, surrounded by friends."
"They were both the gentlest of any work experience I could have gone into after the extreme situation of doing Black Swan."
Thor is due for release tomorrow - read our review of Thor.