Even if you don’t like ballet, it’s been said that “Black Swan” makes it cool. The makeup alone is worth the price of admission and a small popcorn.
Just look at Natalie Portman and her awesomely dramatic look!
“Black Swan,” the ballet thriller which opens this weekend, looks like it’s going to be two things: A) amazing and B) deeply twisted and disturbing. So it’s hard to imagine that life on the set—helmed by director Darren Aronofsky, the dude who brought you “Requiem for a Dream”—was all kittens and rainbows. But as more information gets out about the atmosphere on set, it sounds even more intense than I’d imagined. After the jump, tales from the making of “Black Swan.” Keep reading »
“It’s not raunchy — it’s extreme … I was figuring out my own sexual identity, likes and dislikes and all that stuff, and it’s weird to be doing stuff on film as you’re figuring it out.”
– Natalie Portman explains her much-discussed sex scene with Mila Kunis in the upcoming “Black Swan,” which is already getting serious Oscar buzz, with V magazine. Find out what else she has to say about going nude on screen, after the jump … [PopEater] Keep reading »
Attention, young beauties: Just because you’re out of high school doesn’t mean it’s time to stop having fun with your hair.
Twenty-somethings are all about self-expression. This is the decade to take risks, be bold and experiment with your hair. Should you opt for a more sophisticated style? Probably. But boring? Never! Read more … Keep reading »
The “Alien” movies are among my favorite films, and now there’s a rumor being bandied about in Hollywood and beyond that Natalie Portman may be taking on a role in an “Alien” prequel. Supposedly, she’s the actress favored by director Ridley Scott, although there’s no word out yet on who Portman might play in the sci-fi flick. Scott says the prequel will be a dark one: “The film will be really tough, really nasty. It’s the dark side of the moon.” It seems unlikely Portman would play a young Ripley, seeing as she looks nothing like Sigourney Weaver and is about a foot shorter, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. [Contact Music] Keep reading »
Natalie Portman is gorgeous. And smart. And funny. And forever the quirky girl of every man’s dreams after her Shins-playing role in “Garden State.” And according to early reviews of “Black Swan,” Natalie may soon also be an Oscar winner. The flick premiered last night at the Venice Film Festival, and reviewers’ opinions of the movie as a whole seem to vary. But they all seem to agree that Natalie is amazing as Nina, a ballerina teetering on the edge when her company’s artistic director doesn’t believe she has the depth to play both the White Swan and the Black Swan in a reinterpretation of “Swan Lake” and brings in another dancer for the darker Black Swan part, Lily, played by Mila Kunis. Apparently, Natalie has been talking to director Darren Aronofsky about this part for almost a decade. Keep reading »
I would like to coin the term PDI—public display of indifference. That’s what Natalie Portman and dancer boyfriend Benjamin Millepied, in the white shirt, were doing at the photo call for “Black Swan.” Instead of being photographed as a couple, director Darren Aronofsky stood in between them and slipped his hand around NatPort’s waist. Side note: Benjamin is a fox. [Venice, 9/01/10] Keep reading »