Can Natalie Portman actually dance?

We know that Natalie Portman studied ballet as a kid and had a year of intensive training for the film, but that doesn’t add up to being a ballerina. However, it seems that many people believe that Portman did her own dancing in Black Swan.

Is it actually Natalie Portman dancing in Black Swan?

In a written statement, “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky said, “Here is the reality. I had my editor count shots. There are 139 dance shots in the film — 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. Twenty-eight are her dance double Sarah Lane.

Was Natalie Portman on pointe in Black Swan?

Portman’s Black Swan co-star, Mila Kunis, has also leaped to her defense. “She’ll tell you [that], no, she was not on pointe when she did a fouetté [turn]. No one’s going to deny that,” Kunis told Entertainment Weekly. “But she did do every ounce of every one of her dances,” she says.

Does Mila Kunis actually dance in Black Swan?

Mila Kunis found new respect for dancers – Before taking on the role of Lily in Black Swan, Mila Kunis had never really danced. It was a whole new experience for her, and she’ll be the first to admit that she had no idea how hard ballerinas trained.

How much dancing did Natalie Portman do?

There are 139 dance shots in the film—111 are Natalie Portman untouched. Twenty-eight are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math, that’s 80 percent Natalie Portman.” To which Lane replied, “It’s possible if you’re counting the close-ups of her face as actual dancing shots.

Did Natalie Portman have a stunt double in Black Swan?

Natalie Portman’s pro-ballerina double caused a stir this week when she said Portman did about five percent of the intense dancing in “Black Swan.” Sarah Lane, a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, got pissed when she noticed she was credited only as a “stunt double” and “hand model” (ouch) in the film’s credits.

Did Jennifer Lawrence do ballet in Red Sparrow?

Jennifer Lawrence at Red Sparrow Premiere – The six-minute opening scene sees Lawrence transformed into a very convincing ballet dancer, so the work obviously paid off. Another element needed to ensure verisimilitude was Lawrence’s weight.

Was Natalie Portman on pointe?

“To be clear, Natalie did dance on pointe in pointe shoes,” the director said of the classical ballet technique calling for dancers to stay on the tips of their toes. “If you look at the final shot of the opening prologue, which lasts 85 seconds, and was danced completely by Natalie, she exits the scene on pointe.


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