Darren Aronofsky Defends Natalie Portman in 'Black Swan' Spat


Last week, Sarah Lane gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly. No big deal really because no one really knows who Sarah Lane is.

Well, she is the body and dancing double of Natalie Portman in Black Swan and says she did 95% of all the full body shots. She also said that she was ordered to be quiet during awards season so Natalie could get all the credit.

Well, somehow between Friday and today, Darren Aronofsky had his editor go through the entire movie, count all the dancing shots, and determine that Natalie is actually in 90% of all the dancing shots. "I had my editor count. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane."

Do we believe Darren?

I don't know. I do know he is probably less concerned about the feelings of Sarah Lane than he is about Academy Award winner Natalie Portman. I don't think Natalie even thanked Sarah. That probably would have been nice. I don't doubt that Natalie worked hard to prepare and to dance, but what is the big deal about giving some credit to Sarah Lane?


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