Strange is the world!
People haven’t stopped raving about Natalie Portman’s brilliant performance in Black Swan, a feat that ultimately won her the coveted Oscar for Best Actress.
Now come claims that Natalie did only 5% of the on-screen dancing.
And that claim comes from none other than Sarah Lane, a real-life ballet dancer who was Natalie’s dance double in Black Swan.
If Sarah Lane is speaking the truth, then does Natalie Portman really deserve the Oscar?
After all, what’s Black Swan without the dancing, eh.
We knew there must have been a good reason why we didn’t watch Black Swan. 😉
Or is this contretemps just another tawdry Hollywood tactic to push sales of the Black Swan DVD, which comes out on Tuesday, March 29. As we said at the outset, strange is the world.
Oftentimes, what is, isn’t and what isn’t, is!
Here’s an excerpt from the Wall Street Journal interview with Sarah Lane:
The Wall Street Journal: What exactly was your role in “Black Swan”?
Sarah Lane: Well basically I did all of the dancing. Natalie and I alternated shots. They would do close-up shots with her, just of her face and kind of from her arms up. Then they would do the same shot with me, and then they would do a full body shot from far away, or a close-up of my feet, etc. And then there were a few shots they did that were closer full body shots—and then they digitally put her face on my body.