Natalie Portman’s portrayal of a prima ballerina in the movie Black Swan was the single most talked about performance in film this year, largely in part to the hours she spent training and her subsequent drastic weight loss for the role. However, the professional ballerina who was her double in the movie is loudly bitching to anyone who will listen that she was the real star of the movie and that Natalie didn’t do shit except wear tights and hold her arms over her head a couple of times. The Daily Mail says:
‘Of the full body shots, I would say five per cent are Natalie’, American Ballet Theatre soloist [and Natalie's body double] Sarah Lane said. ‘All the other shots are me.’
Lane says Portman’s face was then digitally placed onto her body.
‘They wanted to create this idea in people’s minds that Natalie was some kind of prodigy or so gifted in dance because of the Oscar’, Lane said bitterly.
‘It is demeaning to the profession and just to me. I’ve been doing this for 22 years… Can you become a concert pianist in a year and a half, even if you’re a movie star?’
‘She doesn’t look like a professional ballet dancer at all and she can’t dance in pointe shoes. And she can’t move her body, she’s very stiff’, Lane added.
Professional ballerinas are widely regarded as vain, histrionic, self-absored cunts. Way to buck that stereotype, Ms. Lane. Fact: the only people who care about ballet are ballerinas. The rest of us only saw the movie because of the lesbian sex scene with Mila Kunis. Unless that was your stunt tongue, nobody wants to hear about it.