Natalie Portman’s body double for Black Swan, Sarah Lane, says she was seen more in the film than Portman.
The American Ballet Theatre soloist said:
“Of the full body shots, I would say 5 percent are Natalie. All the other shots are me.”
Lane is claiming that Portman was featured in the film far less than has been advertised.
Lane spoke out in response to comments a couple days earlier by Portman’s fiance, choreographer Benjamin Millepied.
Millepied told the L.A. Times that “85 percent of that movie is Natalie.”
But Lane says she is the victim of a “cover up,” adding that Black Swan producer Ari Handel told her to remain quiet about these facts.
But Lane is speakingn out because “it is demeaning to the profession… I’ve been doing this for 22 years… Can you become a concert pianist in a year and a half, even if you’re a movie star?”
Black Swan produces have released a statement:
“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.”