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Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied Take A Taxi

Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied Take A Taxi

Natalie Portman covers her face with a tote bag as she leaves a building with fiance Benjamin Millepied on Sunday (March 27) in New York City.

Last week, American Ballet Theatre soloist Sarah Lane claimed that in filming for Black Swan, “On the full body shots, I would say 5% are Natalie. All the other shots are me.” Lane was responding to an interview with choreographer Benjamin Millepied who said, “Honestly, 85 percent of that movie is Natalie.”

Fox Searchlight released a statement over the weekend: “We were fortunate to have Sarah there to cover the more complicated dance sequences and we have nothing but praise for the hard work she did. However, Natalie herself did most of the dancing featured in the final film.”

FYI: Natalie is wearing the “Woolen Trench” in caviar black from the Isabella Oliver Maternity Collection.

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# 1

It seems like she’s been pregnant forever.
And this whole dancing controversy is irrelevant.
The reason she won the Oscar and the film got so much attention is because of her performance. Her acting. Not the dancing.
In all honesty, the dancing was not the great. I can’t remember one dance sequence in the movie that impressed me. I can name quite a few acting moments though.

# 2

It looks like she’s rushing to the hospital!

# 3
Dollhouse @ 03/28/2011 at 6:04 pm

I don’t care for Natalie Portman, because her role in Black Swan was average. The movie and her work in it was so over-hyped, and of course, the Oscars loving giving out awards to over-hyped, medicore actors and actresses.

I believe she did some of the dancing, but most of it? I doubt it. Most of these actors never do most of the work anyways and they all the credit.

# 4

Where’s the usual deets on the clothes and accessories? I swear, these posts are becoming more about what the celeb is wearing (i.e. ADVERTISING) than about the celeb.

# 5

she seems like the most miserable pregnant woman…she’ll probably end up with postpartum depression

# 6

@Hanne:
yes, she does look like she’s rushing up…she’s also very bloated. Look at her face. When was she due? she must be close by now.

# 7

@zaraaaa:

Since when does Natalie smile and wave at the dumb paparazzi? I would be miserable too if they were photographing me when I felt so uncomfortable and then selling the pictures to the tabloids.

# 8

portman is a liar and fraud.
and it must have been a slap in the face to her gynocologist father when he learned that she used sloppy birth control methods.
shotgun engagement.
she publishes papers about her devout judaism and then gets knocked up by a guy with a live-in girlfriend.
fake and fraud.
i am sure all ballet dancers feel like spitting on her.
and she deserves it.

# 9

I think it is very sketchy that she won an Oscar for playing a dancer when she wasn’t the dancer.

She did steal another woman’s man and now this – seems like her good girl image is just a PR construction – much like that idiot Jennifer Aniston.

I think it is very sketchy that she won an Oscar for playing a dancer when she wasn’t the dancer.
.. SHE IS AN ACTRESS, NOT A BALLET BALLERINA.. SHE CANT BE PERFECT, NOT ANYMORE . AND THE OSCARS ALWAYS IS FOR ACTING. IN “DANCING WITH THE STARS” OR IN OTHER THINGS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THE DANCE

There is nothing bad about having a body double. She did an incredible job! Cleary, it is just not possible to dance 100% like a professional when your primary goal is to be a good actress.

charlotte @ 03/28/2011 at 7:06 pm

Where does she get all that all that arrogance & confidence???? Fore someone with such average acting skills, and for someone who was in such a ridiculous silly movie, to win an oscar, just says to me that winning an oscar has nothing to do with real geniuine talent, , even I could win one,

I think it is OK to use a body double, but don’t try to lie/trick people into believing it was 90% you dancing – when it wasn’t. I think she should have been more upfront instead of being so greedy.

Hey Natalie why did you iron flat your hair again? i like it messy and smelly like your unshaved vajj…. oh and that runway wide forehead & semi hydrocephalic head of yours give me chills

Natalie looks like she is retaining fluid. Her face looks quite puffy in these photos.

NormaIsabelle @ 03/28/2011 at 7:16 pm

Wow. Natalie Portman covering her face while getting into a taxi with finance. Major news! I’ll sound the national alert bell.

i agree that pregnancy doesn’t favor this pumpkin head! and is she having some kind of weird edema that’s only isolated in her chipmunk face?

i agree that pregnancy doesn’t favor this pumpkin head! and is she having some kind of weird edema that’s only isolated in her chipmunk face?

lexy hates bilson @ 03/28/2011 at 7:27 pm

Poor Natalie! The press are going to hound her until she gives birth.
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BTW, who cares about the body shots?? She won the Oscar for her ACTING not dancing!! Some people will do anything to get in the spotlight!

without the dancing, black swan was one of her more mediocre roles. she got the oscar because of the dancing that she took too much credit for.
how could she thank everyone and their mothers, but forget the actual dancers themselves? it was done purposefully, thats why!
fake and fraud. just like chinny maniston.

I’m sorry, but i’m tired of having to make this correction!

Only 10-15% of the dance scenes are full-body or show the ballerina’s feet — that 10-15% is SARAH LANE, so she is not lying when she says she danced almost 90% of the dance scenes that aren’t just upper body shots. I’m so tired of articles making it look like Sarah said she did 90% of the TOTAL dance shots and implying she is lying!

The Picture above make it look like Nat and Ben are rushing to the hospital. She is holding her belly in one.

she won for acting not for dancing so that is irrelevant….
Gorgeous Woman and Talented Actress.

Okay. Darren Aronofsky said 80% of the dancing “shots”are of Natalie, but that includes meaningless cut away shot of throwing her arms up or up close face shots of Natalie supposedly dancing. BUT the point was Benjamin Milliped can’t keep his mouth shut and claimed Natalie basically did 85% of all the dancing, including the crucial dance sequences of in the Swan Lake scene and other full body shots. For those dances Sarah deserves credit and Benjamin basically tried to railroad her efforts becuase he is obsessed with the image of his baby mama.

All they had to do was to be honest and give Sarah the dancer her dues instead of this cover up because an oscar is involved. Sarah the dancer has learned the hard way the politics of movieland and how fake a lot of these folks are when oscars and money are involved.

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