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Natalie Portman Talks About Losing Weight For Black Swan

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As if this girl needed to lose any weight!

While promoting her upcoming Oscar buzz-worthy film Black Swan, Natalie Portman talked about director Darren Aronofsky's decision to have her lose 20 pounds so that she would have the body of a ballerina.

Natalie says:

"Darren said to me before the film, 'How much weight do you think you can lose without getting sick?'… I'm a real eater, so I went to a nutritionist and I was like, 'How am I going to do this ’cause I can't not eat?'

They just made it… you know, sort of small portions of balanced foods that metabolize quickly throughout the day. And I would always have little snacks, like I was eating constantly and like lots of water and yeah, I got really, really tiny.

I started training a year ahead of time. I had a teacher named Mary Helen Bowers who is really, really wonderful, and she started [me] with ballet and with strengthening so that I wouldn’t get injured. Then, about 6 months in, we added in swimming… and [we did] three hours of ballet.

It was a real process and we kept it up while we were shooting… It was very intense but necessary, I mean you can't really do that without committing full force."

Wow, that is quite a regimen!! But looking at pictures from the film, she does look SKIN-NY and definitely like a ballerina!

[Image via WENN.]

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