Lane was only credited as "Hand Model", "Stunt Double" and "Lady in the Lane" walk-on-role in the film. She claims that she was discouraged from talking about her work in Black Swan during Awards season.
Fiance and father to their first child Benjamin Millipied was the first person to defend Natalie. Millipied told the Los Angeles Times, "It was so believable, it was fantastic, that beautiful movement quality. There are articles now talking about her dance double that are making it sound like her body double did a lot of the work, but really, she just did the footwork, and the fouettes, and one diagonal phrase in the studio. Honestly, 85 per cent of that movie is Natalie."
Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was also in Natalie's side. This was his statement, ""I had my editor count. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math that’s 80% Natalie Portman. There are two complicated longer dance sequences that we used face replacement. Even so, if we were judging by time over 90% would be Natalie."
Are we seeing bitterness here from Sarah Lane?
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