[HMG Celebrity News] – The love scene between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in the new movie, ‘Black Swan’ caused acres of judgmental press – before it was even released. But Natalie’s year-long training regime for the film could be a film of its own.
“Working five to eight hours a day for a year…it’s what real dancers live through,” she tells People. “It was an amazing experience, but definitely a difficult one.”
Then there was the diet. While filming the taut, psychological thriller it was essential that Natalie looked right for the role, so she had to really cut down on eating;
“It wasn’t really giving up food,” says the 29-year old actress. “It was just smaller portions. It was more quantity than any particular thing.”
And once the film ended what was her diet? “It was just pasta and bread and pizza all the time,” she says, clearly relieved.
Natalie trained for the dance scenes with the New York Ballet Company’s principal dancer. Benjamin Millepied, and they also began dating.
“He knows how to change when things aren’t working well,” says Natalie. “Sometimes I just couldn’t do something. No matter how hard I worked, I couldn’t do it. He would fix it and make it something I could do.”
And she’s clearly got it for Ben pretty bad; Heaping praise on his “creativity and intelligence,” she then tells the scribes;
“He was really flexible. And working with actors rather than dancers, that flexibility was key.”
Both Natalie’s fans and those presumptive critics will finally be able to form an opinion when the movie opens nationwide tomorrow. http://nataliaportman.blogspot.com/