Portman plays Anne Boleyn in the 2008 period drama The Other Boleyn Girl, alongside Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana. In the film, the Boleyn family conspire to have one of their daughters produce a son with King Henry VIII. Despite her sister being favored over her by the King, Anne pursues her goal of securing a position in the royal court through betrayal, deceit, and seduction. On her costume:
It’s real misery to put it on after you’ve had it off…They were incredibly helpful for the characters.