Natalie's fiancé defends her over 'Black Swan' double

Thursday March 24, 2011

Natalie Portman's fiancé has jumped to her defence following revelations that the actress used body doubles for scenes during her Oscar-winning Black Swan performance .

Benjamin Millepied - who choreographed and acted as her dance partner in the film - said of the performance: "It was so believable, it was fantastic."

"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 one diagonal phrase in the studio."

He added: "Honestly, 85 per cent of that movie is Natalie."

The 29-year-old actress - who is pregnant with her first child - underwent five-hour-a-day training sessions for a year before filming.

Photo: © Rex

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