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."


I agree with Chantelle. It's a movie. Doubles have been used for years in movies. If Sarah is so upset over this then she should have signed something prior to the movie that said she would get a certain amount of credit or acknowledgement for her part. I am getting so sick of the drama around everyone lately who doesn't get what they want in life. I stubbed my toe and no one cared, let's go on t.v. and tell all. Ridiculous.


Sarah is a dancer. Her job is to dance. Especially with a role like this, what was she expecting? "OMG! That dancer double was incredible?!" I'm assuming she got paid for her effort, stfu.

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