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Darren Aronofsky did the math, and it’s official: Natalie Portman was responsible for 80% of the dancing in Black Swan. This number is close to Benjamin Millepied‘s estimated 85%, and a far cry from body double Sarah Lane‘s 5% claim.
When it comes to Black Swan, everyone wants their proper bit of credit. First costume designer Amy Westcott was upset Rodarte got all the glory after designing seven costumes, and now Natalie Portman‘s body double is refuting claims that the actress did 85% of the dancing in the film. She says it’s more like a measly 5%.
Now this is a Black Swan spoof that Natalie Portman would be proud of. Sassy Gay Friend, the series of videos from Chicago’s Second City Network of comedians, is back with a fresh look at the film for which Portman just won an Oscar. And Brian Gallivan, who plays the Sassy Gay Friend, gives Portman’s character Nina a much-needed schooling on the idea of perfection.
It takes a lot of work to be a world renowned ballet choreographer. It also takes a lot of work to be in movies and go to red carpet events with your pregnant, Oscar nominated bride-to-be. So maybe that’s why it took several phone calls and text messages and emails and lots of rescheduling for The New York Times to track down Benjamin Millepied and ask him about what his life is like now that he’s a boldface name in Hollywood.
After starring in an award-winning movie as a perfection-obsessed ballerina (and after getting engaged to a man who taught people how to look like ballet dancers for that movie), it’d be safe to assume Natalie Portman would know how to cut a rug. But when she met Ellen DeGeneres backstage at The Ellen Show yesterday, all she ended up doing was cutting up.
Black Swan is undoubtedly one of this year’s most fashionable films. (Rodarte! Rodarte! So much Rodarte!) And while the film’s original poster is pretty stylish, British design studio LaBoca just released a new set of posters that are total knockouts.