Sunday, March 27, 2011

Double Controversy - Natalie Portman Black Swan’s Body

The ballerina who served as a dancing double for Natalie Portman's Oscar-winnning role in Black Swan tells EW she has been the victim of a "cover-up" to mislead the public about how much dancing Portman actually did in the film. "Of the full body shots

Portman has said in interviews that she used a body double for scenes in the film, and her fiancé and "Black Swan" choreographer Benjamin Millepied told the L.A. Times that, "There are articles now talking about her dance double [Sarah Lane] that are making it sound like [Lane] did a lot of the work ... Honestly, 85 percent of that movie is Natalie." (Matt Sayles/AP Photo, Joe Schildhorn/PatrickMcMullan/Sipa Press)

While we never hear from most stunt doubles or other body doubles, it sounds like Sarah simply wanted some recognition for her work. Given that ballet dancers have been training since childhood, I don’t blame her, but it’s unfortunate it had to come to this.