EXCLUSIVE: Natalie Portman Makes a Hilarious and Unexpected Appearance on 'Angie Tribeca'

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While best known for her award-winning dramatic roles, Natalie Portman is actually quite funny -- a side of her she’s only rarely showcased onscreen while hosting Saturday Night Live in 2006 or in the 2011 rom-com No Strings Attached. Lucky for us, she’s flexing her funny bone in an upcoming (and unexpected) guest role on Angie Tribeca.

In an all-new episode airing May 8, Portman joins the TBS comedy as head of NASA mission control Christine Craft -- and ET has your exclusive first look!

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On the police procedural satire starring Rashida Jones as the titular detective, the authorities turn to Christine when their latest investigation leads them to NASA, which seems to have literally not changed since 1963. And sadly for this no-nonsense professional, that means putting up with a male-dominated culture, where drinking martinis and smacking girls on the butt is par for the course. And yes, Christine is very pregnant.

Once again, Portman delivers a knockout performance -- and the laughs are a welcome respite from her typically heavier roles. While she’s steered clear of comedy in the past, perhaps it’s time for Portman to consider more cameo parts like this, especially now that she's returned to work since giving birth to her second child. 

Angie Tribeca airs Mondays at 10:30 pm ET/PT on TBS.