Natalie Portman may be trying to lay low and enjoy her pregnancy, but now she’s got a controversy on her hands to deal with instead of basking in the glow of impending motherhood.
A dancer named Sarah Lane who served as a body double for Portman in Black Swan is insisting that only five percent of the shots in the film are of Natalie, and the rest of the dancing scenes were done by Lane herself. Is this true…or is Sarah Lane just trying to make a cheap buck off Natalie Portman? Are there really people out there who would take advantage of a pregnant chick like that?
Sarah Lane maintains that the only body parts of Natalie that are shown in the dance scenes are ones where only her arms and face are visible. Directors of Black Swan are contradicting her story and released a statement saying:
“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.”
Sarah Lane says she wants justice and adds, “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?”
She was hired to be a body double, so why is she all bent out of shape? Sounds to me like this whole scandal is just way more demeaning to Sarah Lane’s wallet than anything else.