Do you feel lied to?
Because if you saw Black Swan, you have been. Or, at least, that’s the opinion of Natalie Portman’s dance double in the film.
A couple of weeks ago, Sarah Lane – the double in question – claimed to not only have danced in most of the movie’s big scenes but that filmmakers asked her to keep quiet about the extent of her performance.
Lane, a soloist for the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, said: “A producer called me and asked if I would please not do any more interviews until after the Oscars because it was bad for Natalie’s image. They were trying to create this image, this facade, really, that Natalie had done something extraordinary. Something that is pretty much impossible … to become a professional ballerina in a year and half. Even with as hard as she worked, it takes so much more. It takes 22 years, it takes 30 years, to become a ballerina.”