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Mila's Got Your Back, Natalie! Kunis Defends Portman's Black Swan Performance!

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A-list actresses have to stick together.

It's been a rough week for poor Natalie Portman. She's come under some really heavy fire from her dance double on Black Swan, Sarah Lane, who insisted she did more of the actual dancing than Natalie. Lucky for Natalie, who is really too pregnant to have to deal with this kind of drama, her friends and costars are defending her performance.

Today, Mila Kunis spoke to sources to vehemently deny Sarah's claim that Natalie didn't put in as much effort as she. She told sources:

"Natalie danced her a** off. I think it's unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention away from [the praise] Natalie deserved and got…[Lane] wasn't used for everything. It was more like a safety net. If Nat wasn't able to do something, you'd have a safety net. The same thing that I had — I had a double as a safety net. We all did. No one ever denied it."

But no one ever said how much they were used either. Still, we're going with the majority on this one. Natalie is a very dedicated actress - we don't think she would ever let someone else do the work for her if she could do it herself.

Girl's just looking for some attention. Psht!

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29 comments to “Mila's Got Your Back, Natalie! Kunis Defends Portman's Black Swan Performance!”



  1. 1

    YOU AS THE BLACK SWAN ON THIS NEW BACKGROUND IS HORRIBLE!!!!!
    I MIGHT VOMIT



  2. 2

    wtf is "too pregnant"?



  3. 3

    If the director hadn't lied from the very beginning all of this would be mute. It's beyond stupid for people to think she could have become that capable of a dancer in a year's span. OF COURSE, she had a double! It by no means takes away from her acting ability, but geesh, everybody stop defending "poor Natalie," she's NOT A BALLERINA.



  4. 4

    This dancer is being ridiculous! When there are lots of stunts in a moive, we all know a stunt person did them. Same here. Natalie acted and this person danced. So? She's not coming across so great here by complaining like this.



  5. 5

    I like Natalie but I have a feeling this Lane chick is probably right.



  6. 6

    Why the hell is this even an issue? We know she had a double for the main dancing. She is not a ballerina, she is an actress. Fucking hell, this shit is ridiculous. And Perez, Natalie is "too pregnant" to deal with this? Stop being so fucking stupid.



  7. 7

    It is physically IMPOSSIBLE for an adult woman to train in ballet to this extent of ability in 1 1/2 yrs.IMPOSSIBLE.There is years and years of extensive strength building involved that must begin in early childhood to gain this sort of fluidity and grace and strength in ballet.Arm positions and simple pirouettes and the warm up stretches are all about what Ms. Portman did in this movie. There is NO way possible she could have trained to dance en pointe in one year and half. NO WAY. And no, I do not deny her acting ability and her deserving the award she's been given for acting in this movie. She is to be commended. However a big part of the movie was watching the beauty of the dance…which in all cases came strictly from the dance body double…I didn't even know her name…all I know is she dances like an angel and deserves recgnition of some type.
    The least Natalie could have done was give credit where credit is due to Sarah Lane.



  8. 8

    Remember when this happened with Flashdance and they said Jennifer Beals didn't do her own dancing. It's ridiculous, these ladies are actresses, hopefully no one really expected her to dance ballet all through this film? Something that takes years to learn and perfect? I thought Natalie was wonderful in the Black Swan and Lane should be ashamed.



  9. 9

    I don't think the dancer is just looking for attention.. I think she just wants the attention she deserves. Its ridiculous that these celebrities think they can be as good as a trained ballerina after just one year of prep work. Sorry, but Natalie also just seems wayyyyy to clumbsy to have pulled off all the routines as flawlessly as they were executed. i call BS on her doing 98% of the dancing… !



  10. 10

    Sarah Lane is a dirty old beat up troll. That needs to do my laundry, and make me a sandwich. n STFU sarah Lane



  11. 11

    Nobody'sGrl……

    And why exactly should Lane be ashamed of herself? She has every right to clarify her role in the movie, especially when the director and choreographer (Nat's MAN) have made several statements to the media that completely ignore the woman's contribution and give her no credit.

    No one expects Natalie to be a ballet dancer after 1 year… and yet they keep pushing this impossible illusion. Shame on them!



  12. 12

    Doesn't anyone else realize that this is a publicity stunt to get more people to buy/rent the movie? It's pretty obvious considering the movie dropped today…



  13. 13

    ALL A BIG PR SCAM FOR THE RELEASE OF THE DVD. get with it people



  14. 14

    I agree with the poster above. It is not possible for someone to dance like that after training for just a year. And, I keep hearing people say that Natalie didn't get her actor for dancing, but she got it for acting. Well, dancing was a big part of her acting. It was like Jennifer Hudson getting the Oscar for Dreamgirls. Does anyone really think she got it for her acting? Girl can't act, look at her other movies. Hudson got it mainly for her singing.



  15. 15

    Two butt ugly, stupid jews.



  16. 16

    its FUCKING INSULTING to say that natalie portman only needed a year to learn how to dance the way a trained professional has been practicing for her whole life… shes a good actress but THATS IMPOSSIBLE



  17. 17

    Are you all seriously falling for this publicity stunt???????? ALL THIS HYPE IS TO SELL THE DVD YOU BUNCH OF MORONS! They've intentionally started talking about this a week and a half ago in preparation for today………….really gullible!



  18. 18

    i wouldn't really consider these 2 in the A list category. that's more like for like the real professional actresses. these 2 old ladies belong in the Z list category. that black swan movie was hella stupid. and these 2 can't act at all. im on sarah lanes side because i do believe she was the one who did more dancing. but no…..lets give all the credit to the no talent ugly knocked up bimbo. natalie portman is a terrible actress. she bores the hell out of me same with mila kunis. these 2 bimbos suck at being an actress. their definitely the worst actresses ever in the whole entire world. and mila just needs to shut the fuck up. and go back to mexico where she belongs. stupid immigrant. oh yeah, i always wondered why does natalie portman always look so manly? haha her face looks like a guy. she must have some ugly ass parents.



  19. 19

    Re: catlover – i agree with everything you said. why is it so ridiculous for a dancer, who has been training since childhod and has dedicated so much to her craft, to seek credit for what she contributed to this film? this has all turned into the stupidest argument ever. Natalie is a GREAT actress but she's not a dancer, so why is everyone getting up in arms when this is simply pointed out??

  20. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Americans have no appetite for smoke and mirrors or half-truths these days.
    The backlash doesn't surprise me.

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    Re: mplsboywonder – Sure. Go read Sarah Lane's impeccable and impressive resume on wikiped i a and then get back to me. You'll be wanting to make HER a sandwich, but I doubt you run in the same circles.



  22. 22

    WHO CARES?!?!?!?!?!?!? Lane is obviously jealous she didn't get the attention she thought she deserved, so of course she'll bring it out now, AFTER the oscars and BEFORE the release of the movie.. come on now. Also Natalies Best Actress award comes from more than just dancing. Geez. Give it a rest already.



  23. 23

    Confusing what is REAL dancing (FULL-BODY ART FORM.) and what is dance-ish (upper body moving the hands around like most kids do).. It was altered by the director to look good on film and he did a good job with it but.. that doesn't change the nature of WHAT REAL DANCE IS..So yes, SARAH did dance 90% percent of the footwork and full body shots, and natalie danced 85% of the TOTAL upper body!! It was altered by the director to look good on film and he did a good job with it but.. that doesn't change the nature of WHAT REAL DANCE IS Once again the directors statements are DISCREDITING Sarah's role.



  24. 24

    I don’t get it Why is it so hard to say. THANK YOU for professional and beautiful dance because of the movie is better. It wouldn’t have any issue because Natalie played her role awesome, she’s great actress which she prove many times in her films.. But the move makers must also make Natalie next real ballerina saying she’d learnt something which another dancers takes years and years of hard work. Ballerina’s dance include whole body part, not just upper body - waving head and arms.. In the movie dance has some part – beautiful part ;-) Give credit to dancer – she deserves it.



  25. 25

    I feel bad that Mila Kunis who literally just became respected has to be Ms Natalie's bitch now. Ugh….Mila, focus on your own career.



  26. 26

    is she too pregnant to go en pointe again? prove everyone wrong?



  27. 27

    Natalie studied dance for years, as a youth. She had to train to get back to the point where she used to be.
    I don't think a movie credit list should have a large list of the stunt persons equal to the actors.

  28. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: Janice Dodd – This ballerina is hardly a stunt woman. Not only that, but she's honest on top of it all, unlike Hollyweird.



  29. 29

    First and foremost, Mila is of European heritage. She was born in the Ukraine. Secondly, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis are two of the most gorgeous and eloquent women on the planet. Natalie has a degree from Harvard University. Thirdly, Natalie is definately an amazing actress. If she was not amazing in her craft and specifically in "Black Swan," she would presumably not have been recognized for her talent with the prestigious Oscar Award for Best Actress. So, I suggest you keep your clearly ignorant and unwarranted comments to yourself, as I am very sure you are not the best thing on the planet. Save yourself some embarrassment and think before you type comments about someone you will never meet. I hope your parents taught you if you could not muster up something nice to say, then, keep your mouth shut.Re: white_is_ugly