Producers of Black Swan are standing by Natalie Portman.
After the star's dance double, Sarah Lane, made claims that Natalie only performed around 5 percent of the full body shots in the film, saying that producers created a "facade that [Portman] had become a ballerina in a year and a half," Fox Searchlight has responded, releasing this statement:
"We were fortunate to have Sarah there to cover the more complicated dance sequences and we have nothing but praise for the hard work she did," the statement reads. "However, Natalie herself did most of the dancing featured in the final film."
Natalie's choreographer and baby daddy Benjamin Millipied insists that 85 percent of the dancing scenes were filmed with Natalie's body.
Hmm, we wonder who to believe? Maybe both sides are doing a slight bit of exaggeration.
We fell in love with Natalie's performance in the movie. It'd be a shame if it really was a facade.
[Image via WENN.]
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