Sarah Lane Calls Out "Facade" of Black Swan

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Sarah Lane is at it again.

The professional dancer, who served as a body double for Natalie Portman in Black Swan and has said she was on camera for a major of dance scenes, spoke to 20/20 last night and said producers told her to remain quiet about her role.

"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," said Lane. "Even with as hard as she worked, it takes so much more."

Director Darren Aronofsky and co-star Mila Kunis have both questioned Lane's assessment, but she says "they're completely lying about the amount of dancing that Natalie did in the movie."

That's why she's speaking out.

Lane insists that she is simply standing up for the dancing community.

"I've been doing this for 22 years, and to say that someone trained for a year and a half and did what I did is degrading not only to me but to the entire ballet world."

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Real wishes dot com? How insulting -- like the "hand model" credit this elite-level, professional ballerina received. Portman's defenders can not seem to imagine that this lesser-known but nontheless very accomplished person was underwhelmed by her "hand model" credit. Wrong is wrong. It's a good thing Lane wasn't too star-struck or intimidated to meekly go along with a silly deceit.


I think she did an amazing job in the film and I don't recall
seeing or hearing her or anyone else claim she is a professional
dancer kinda sounds like someone is jealous of not getting
the attention they want maybe you should consider acting instead of dancing if you want the same type of attention
real-wishes dot com where even impossible wishes become reality


Criticizing Sarah Lane will not change the fact that the movie's makers and marketets went too far to promote Portman for the Oscar.
I am hoping this trend of overpraising and awarding extreme physical transformations and explicit, gratuitous sex will end. I doubt Natalie Portman would have won given what the producers were forced to admit regarding the concealed fact that face replacement was used in the trailer and many key scenes. It's been said thst Sarah Lane did 40 takes of the coda& Black Swan transformation dance sequence at the end of the film. A "hand model" credit is a total joke.


hahaha go kill yourself the world would be better without you. I am your post was awesome. Back on point with what the post is actually about, I think Sarah is completely justified in her desire to get some credit. It has to be increadibly annoying to see interview after interview where people are claming that NP did almost all of her own dancing. I highly doubt that. Sarah has worked hard perfecting her art just as NP has worked hard perfecting hers. NP and her fellow cast mates on the movie need to stop stretching the truth about how much of the dancing is her.


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omg u americans just SHUT THE FUCK UPPP!!! PLEASE! We had enough of u lot! u r so fuckin ignorant! thats why u stupid people live shit lives, cuz u BELIEVE that only people with cash and fame should get recognition for the their talents! oh well, u dumb ass nation (and heres the proof : )u keep livin ur sad unfair lives, and die unappreciated in capitalistic world, i wana see if u all talk same BS on your death bed hahahaha. The only smart thing u have is the South Park series, and even then it was made by jews! LOSERS. What would u be without us? Sincerely, EUROPE/ISRAEL


Someone needs to tell that girl no matter how much she rants and raves she ISN'T going to get an award so hush up about it! I'm sure she got paid for what she need now be done with it. Whether Natalie did or did not do all the dancing doesn't change that she is an amazing actress!


Oh Sarah, egos are for actors..give it up! Did you want an academy award for your dancing? Dancing community my ass, she just wants to be as famous as NP, not gonna happen.


It's a movie, for goodness' sake. It's all smoke and mirrors, and about letting people have fantasies. With all due respect, Sarah Lane should just collect her paycheck and shut up. Actors have body doubles all the time, I'm sure people would just assume (quite correctly, as Sarah is pointing out) that Natalie probably had one, too. Besides, even without the dancing Natalie is still an Oscar-worthy actress.


I don't understand people who hate on Sarah Lane. What's so wrong about giving credit where credit is due? Makeup people get makeup artist credits, set design people get set designer credits, and so on--these people help make the film beautiful and artful. Sarah Lane is a major dance artist in a dance-world movie---it's not like she's an extra who is just a warm body in the corner. Her hard-earned artistry is as important (if not more) as any other contributions of hair, makeup, wardrobe, assistants, etc. Can Natalie Portman's dance double please get the dance double credit? What's the deal, haters? Sarah, the ballet world applauds you because when they diminish your talents, they diminish ballet as a legitimate and worthy art. To train daily and vigorously, dancing is so much more difficult and finer than acting. Your efforts to stand up against the haters is not in vain! Thank you!

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