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Natalie Portman's 'Black Swan' Dance Double Continues to Speak Out (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 15th 2011 12:40PM
Sarah Lane on 'Good Morning America'Natalie Portman drew raves for dancing like a professional ballerina in 'Black Swan.' If it looked impossible, that's because it was, according to what Sarah Lane, Portman's dance double, said on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). Lane expanded on her previous statements that she actually performed the more difficult shots in the film, which were credited to Portman.

Although Lane made clear she was never told she would get credit for specific scenes, she accused director Darren Aronofsky of trying to create an exaggerated image of Portman's dancing work. "They were trying to create this, you know, image, you know, this façade, really, that Natalie had done something extraordinary," she said. "Something that is pretty much impossible."

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