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Natalie Portman Brings 'Black Swan' to Venice

Natalie Portman Brings 'Black Swan' to Venice

Natalie Portman steadies herself as she steps off of a water taxi after taking a ride in Venice, Italy on Tuesday (August 31).

The 29-year-old actress is in town for the Venice Film Festival – her new film, Black Swan, will open the fest!

WATCH: Natalie & Mila Kunis Kiss in Black Swan Trailer

Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky recently told MTV that casting Natalie in the film had been planned for a long time!

“I first talked with Natalie about this project at least 10 years ago,” Darren shared. “We were in Times Square and had a coffee at the old Howard Johnson. I had this idea of setting something in the ballet world. It was very loose. I didn’t have a script. And then I found out she was fascinated by ballet and wanted to play a dancer.”

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  • tina

    Can’t wait for the film to be released. Would love to see it.

  • Alaia

    Why do you keep mentioning the kiss? It actually looks like an interesting film and to keep on mentioning the kiss just to create public interest is a little sad.

  • H728

    Love her, but what’s with her hair? :/

    Can’t wait for Black Swan anyway.

  • stuart

    Heard Natalie was “incredible” in “Black Swan” per her costar.

  • duh


    ummm… her hair is wet. You know – like, when you wash it (!?!?)

    Every time i see her acting, she always impresses me more.

  • PrettySimpleton

    Her hair actually looks like it hasnt been washed, but then again it could be that it is wet. Why she would go out with wet hair is beyond me to understand. Guess she was in a I dont care what you think kind of mood again.

  • winter

    Wet hair is the new trend for 2010-11

  • the truth

    She on boat are about to get on one.Which it states here. It could have gotten wet. those boat can splash water as they go by

  • lexy hates bilson

    Always great to see this talented actress on the board. This movie should be good!

  • kathelyn

    shes weird…

  • circa

    i had no idea what the movie was about besides ballet, i just watched the preview and it looks really good.

  • bell

    i wonder if she is still a coke head?

  • purple poet

    where did you hear she was a coke head? I never heard anything of that.

  • Bridie

    Nat looks great, whether her hair is wet or not. And she’s awesome an actress!!