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Elsa Pataky and Luciana Barroso enjoy girls' 'hat party' with friends
Their husbands are starring in the latest installment of the Thor franchise. And while actors Chris Hemsworth, 37, and Matt Damon, 50, are away filming scenes in Sydney, best friends Elsa Pataky and Luciana Barroso are making the most of their time together. On Monday, the two enjoyed a girls' day out together in the Hunter Valley with friends.Elsa, 44, shared a video of the women having a 'hat party', where they crafted their own bohemian headwear.'So much fun doing our own hats together!' the mother-of-three captioned her first post.
She's set to pick up Thor's legendary hammer in Thor: Love and Thunder.
And Natalie Portman's transformation into the 'Goddess of Thunder' was revealed for the first time on Thursday, with the Oscar winning actress spotted on set as the pivotal scene was filmed in Sydney.
Movie magic was utilised to transform the 39-year-old from astrophysicist Jane Foster into the all-powerful female Thor.
Two men clad in head-to-toe blue lifted Portman, one literally holding her by the soles of her shoes, into the air as she raised her arms.
The men will be digitally removed in post-production, to leave the impression of Portman ascending into the air.
Natalie Portman grabs coffee in Sydney wearing short shorts
She began filming scenes for her new Marvel blockbuster ThorL Love and Thunder earlier this month. But Natalie Portman took a break from her hectic filming schedule on Sunday to step out for a take-away coffee from a local cafe in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Joined by her nine-year-old son Aleph, the Black Swan actress, 39, showcased her trim pins in a pair of denim shorts, while covering up her lithe torso beneath a loose-fitting white T-shirt. She completed her look with a pair of black-and-white sneakers, and a set of sunglasses, which she removed once inside the cafe.
Thor's hammer Mjolnir, which Jane wields following her transformation in the comic book series upon which the film is based, could not be seen.
The mother-of-two was decked out in casual attire for the scene in which she plays her pre-god character, Dr Foster.
Portman sported dark jeans with Converse high top sneakers on her lower half.
On top she started out wearing gray hoodie over a burgundy T-shirt, and a denim jacket over that.
Gradually, as the shoot wore on, Natalie peeled off layers in a concession to the Sydney summer heat.
The Black Swan star accessorised with a canvas satchel over her left shoulder.
She battled Sydney's coastal wind in an attempt to keep her straight, shoulder-length brunette tresses from obscuring her famous features.
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The Coldplay frontman, 43, was wrapped up warm as he sported a white jumper with a colourful striped pattern embroidered onto it, which he paired with jeans and trainers. He added a green scarf to his neck and wore a baseball cap on top of his head, as he was seen riding atop of the bike on a nearby street.Chris also made sure to keep safe amid the ongoing pandemic, by adding a black face mash over his mouth.At one point, he also stopped to chat to a passerby, who was seemingly asking for directions.
Eventually, Portman pulled her gray hood over her head to keep her hair in place.
Between takes, the Marvel movie's director Taika Waititi stepped onto the set to give his star some direction.
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He was also dressed casually in a white T-shirt, colorful boardshorts and white sneakers worn without socks.
He also donned a trucker cap and later on pulled on a long sleeve shirt as the East coast wind picked up.
Also spotted on set was Natalie's co-star, Tessa Thompson, reprising her role of Valkyrie from the film series' third installment, Thor: Ragnarok.
The Creed actress looked sharp in a pinstripe suit as she waited between takes and made sure to keep hydrated with a bottle of water.
The Los Angeles, California native then mounted a horse for her scene.
Chris Hemsworth cycles with wife Elsa Pataky in Sydney
He's set to reprise his role as the almighty Thor in the upcoming Marvel blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder, which is currently being filmed in Sydney. But Chris Hemsworth looked a little less like a superhero on Monday, as he zipped around the city on a bicycle during a casual outing with his wife Elsa Pataky.The 37-year-old actor was sure to flaunt his bulging biceps as the pair ventured around on $3,400 electric bikes - the same ones which they explored the city with last week.The fit Australian actor sported a grey T-shirt, black pants and white Nike sneakers for the occasion.
Natalie was absent for 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, but was a key player in the first two Thor films in 2011 and 2013.
The former child star of The Professional will assume Chris Hemsworth's Thor powers in the fourth installment of the blockbuster series.
According to Waititi, the film is largely based on Jason Aaron’s comic run, with Jane taking up Thor's duties in the god's absence.
In the film, she will face off against Gorr, the God-Butcher who killed the gods that he felt betrayed him during his life.
The role will be played by Portman's fellow Oscar winner, Christian Bale.
Thor: Love and Thunder is being filmed in Australia after receiving a $24.1million location incentive grant from the Federal Government.
The film is expected to bring more than $178million to the local economy, create 2,500 jobs and enlist services from about 1,650 businesses.
According to Screen NSW, it's part of a deal which will see several Marvel films made in Australia over the coming years.
The film is largely being shot at Sydney's Fox Studios, but elaborate structures have been seen at nearby Centennial Park, as well as Little Bay.
Thor: Love and Thunder is due for cinematic release in May 2022.
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