Natalie Portman’s Black Swan dance double, Sarah Lane, is outraged over the lack of credit she received for the film. The ballerina appeared on ABC News and had this to say about the film’s producers:
“I’m not speaking because I feel I should be heralded. I’m just speaking, not because I didn’t get credit but because they’re completely lying about the amount of dancing that Natalie did in the movie“.
Earlier this year, Portman won an Oscar for her performance but of course there was no mention of Lane or a dance double of any kind.
We say regardless of who danced what, there is a lot we remember about the movie and the dancing is the least of it. The film is more about the horror in Nina (Portman’s head) than the aesthetics of performing.