09/06/2011 06:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Natalie Portman Goofs Off In 'Hesher' Outtakes

For a film about an anarchist drifter and a broken family, Natalie Portman sure was able to have a surprising amount of fun.

Portman starred as a grocery clerk and love interest to Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the indie drama "Hesher," the story of a fire-setting, family crashing mystery man who plants himself in the home of a family mourning the loss of its matriarch. He certainly shakes things up -- for better or worse is up for debate -- but there aren't a ton of laughs to be had. In the final film, at least.

In some outtakes released for the film's upcoming DVD, Portman manages to have some fun with Devin Brochu, who plays young and impressionable TJ, around whom the drama often revolves.

Portman has flexed her comedy muscle before, most recently in the bomb spoof "Your Highness," but she played a self-serious role in that film. Here, she's relaxed and having fun with a child -- which, of course, bodes well for her new gig as a mother.