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Mila Kunis Comes to Natalie Portman's 'Black Swan' Dancing Defense: 'Natalie Danced Her Ass Off'

Mila Kunis Comes to Natalie Portman's 'Black Swan' Dancing Defense: 'Natalie Danced Her Ass Off'

Natalie Portman’s Black Swan dancing double Sarah Lane has been getting her name in the news claiming that Oscar winner Portman barely twinkled her toes in the Darren Aronofsky psychological thriller set in the ballet world. Now, costar Mila “Sweet Lips” Kunis has gotten into the mix defending Portman. While Lane claims Portman danced about five percent of the total dance scenes in the film, Portman’s fiancé and father of her baby Benjamin Millepied, who was also the choreographer on Black Swan, has arduously defended his wife to be saying she danced closer to 85 percent of the film.

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Natalie Portman’s Black Swan dancing double Sarah Lane has been getting her name in the news claiming that Oscar winner Portman barely twinkled her toes in the Darren Aronofsky psychological thriller set in the ballet world. Now, costar Mila “Sweet Lips” Kunis has gotten into the mix defending Portman, according to Entertainment Weekly.

While Lane claims Portman danced about five percent of the total dance scenes in the film, Portman’s fiancé and father of her baby Benjamin Millepied, who was also the choreographer on Black Swan, has arduously defended his wife-to-be, saying she danced closer to 85 percent of the film.

As Lane has continued to talk to the press about just what percentage of the film Portman actually danced Kunis chimed in the other day telling Entertainment Weekly, “Natalie danced her ass off.” She added, I think it's unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention away from [the praise] Natalie deserved and got."

Kunis, who played Portman’s rival dancer in the film, is certainly no rival in real life. She said that Portman has been honest about the work she did for the film.

"She'll tell you [that], no, she was not on pointe when she did a fouette [turn]. No one's going to deny that. But she did do every ounce of every one of her dances," Kunis said. "[Lane] wasn't used for everything. It was more like a safety net. If Nat wasn't able to do something, you'd have a safety net. The same thing that I had - I had a double as a safety net. We all did. No one ever denied it."

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.