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Natalie Portman as Ballerina in 'Black Swan' -- FIRST LOOK

Natalie Portman as Ballerina in 'Black Swan' -- FIRST LOOK

Check out this sneak peek of Natalie Portman as a prima ballerina in Black Swan, a ballet-themed thriller with psychological twists due in late fall.

The 29-year-old actress plays Nina, a ballerina chosen as the lead in a NYC production of Swan Lake. Her rival Lily (Mila Kunis) is a sultry dancer who exhibits all the innate ease and sexuality that Nina lacks. To say the least, the two forge an unusual relationship.

Nat shared with USA Today, “The character was very interesting to play, always challenging and surprising. The fact that I had spent so much time with the idea – [director Darren Aronofsky] and I started discussing doing the film in 2000 – allowed it to marinate a little before we shot.”

She added, “I took ballet until I was 13. I had always hoped to do a dance film. It is the most emotional form of expression.”

There is a lot of buzz about Nat and Mila sharing an intimate girl-on-girl scene. Mila explained, “Anything sexual in this film is not there for the sake of being sexual. I think people are hoping it’s like two girls making out and pillow fighting. It’s not smut.”

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Credit: Niko Tavernise; Photos: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Posted to: Darren Aronofsky, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman

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  • Kaz

    I’m hot sexy

  • Slig

    Beautiful boy handsom like my

  • the truth

    Can’t wait to see it. Playing an evil ballerina cool.

  • Kaz

    I’m kaz yeah

  • Kaz

    Hey jared i wenna tell u smothing, im sexy yes/no

  • Maryse

    Of course baby

  • Robin

    I’m looking forward to this. I read a bit of the script months ago (or a draft of it anyway) and it was just really equivocal and intriguing.

  • Gui

    Natalie Portman is amazing! She’s one of the best actresses of her generation, and she seems focus just on her career, not on the “celebrity-status”.

  • http://j ivanka

    her face is creepy but i love ballet so i def will see the movie

  • lisa

    I like Natalie, I hope she gets another Oscar nomination for this role, she deserves :)

  • Di

    Her make up looks amazing.
    She looks incredible.

  • in the eyes

    she has that look that angelina jolie so often has. a way of holding herself as though she is some kind of regal queen. this is the very time it actually pissed me off – the subtle, thinly veiled arrogance of it.

  • Dreads

    @in the eyes: I couldn’t have put it better myself, well said, it’s exactly what I’m thinking. =) …. They’re both so stunningly gorgeous and mysteriously intriguing though….It’s hard to be pissed by their arrogant looks for long. I’m looking forward to watching this movie, it sounds weird but very interesting.

  • So Sweet

    Ok I see

  • Dreads

    By the way, her eyes scare the hell out of me here! Where can I get those freaky lenses!?!?!?!?!?! I’d put them on to go to some Halloween party this year XD

  • In the eyes

    @Dreads: it’s true, they’re both genuinely captivating. the arrogance might madden you but it still peaks your interest and curiosity.

  • overated

    she looks gross she is gross shes a freaking bore and and a looser she makes any guy sick she would be a good boy toy

  • jsuk

    @overrated: This is the correct spelling by the way. If you’re going to call somebody out at least get it right man……..

  • LuĂ­za

    Vincent Cassel!

  • JC

    Sold me at Aronofsky. Portman is just a bonus.

  • lexy hates bilson

    Can’t wait! Natalie is so talented!! It’s a pleasure to see talented actresses – who actually get acting jobs – on this site!!

  • shalom

    Ooh, the makeup and costumes look great! Portman is gorgeous, but I’ve always found her acting to be very forced and phony. Aronofsky is a genius though, and I like Mila Kunis a lot.

  • no fan

    natalie portman makes me want to vomit just the thought of her is sickening shes a boring freaky weird grotesque lying b—–

  • Lea

    Nat rocks!