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Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Millepied’

Was 95% of Natalie Portman’s Dancing in Black Swan Done By a Body Double?

Natalie Portman has been widely lauded for her transformation into a ballerina for her role in Black Swan. But is Hollywood bullshitting us? Sarah Lane, the professional dancer who worked on the film as Portman’s “dance double,” is speaking out, saying she did most of the dancing in the film. For the dance sequences in question, Portman’s head was apparently digitally grafted onto Lane’s body.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lane explained:

Of the full body shots, I would say 5 percent are Natalie. All the other shots are me. The shots that are just her face with arms, those shots are definitely Natalie. But that doesn’t show the actual dancing.

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Doh: The LA Times‘ Amy Kaufman Had The Scoop On Natalie Portman and Didn’t Know It

As far as celebrity news goes, People‘s scoop that Natalie Portman is pregnant and engaged to her Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied is pretty shocking. LA Times entertainment reporter Amy Kaufman might have had a big tabloid story on her hands, but fell for the old “food poisoning” trick.