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If you thought the controversy surrounding Natalie Portman and her Black Swan dance double Sarah Lane had been put to rest when director Darren Aronofsky went through the movie frame by frame to establish the exact number of dance scenes each woman did, well, you were wrong. Lane spoke out on 20/20 Friday night, arguing that Aronofksy’s math was off and explaining why she chose to speak out in the first place.
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%.