Natalie Portman's 'Black Swan' double on '20/20': Filmmakers are 'completely lying' | EW.com

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Natalie Portman's 'Black Swan' double on '20/20': Filmmakers are 'completely lying'

The Black Swan controversy keeps on spinning. In an interview with ABC’s 20/20 that aired Friday, Sarah Lane – the dance double who has contended Portman did “5 percent” of the full-body dancing in the film – said that the filmmakers who have come to Portman’s defense are “completely lying.” Director Darren Aronofsky said in a statement last month that, of the 139 dance shots in the film, 111 are of Portman “untouched,” while 28 are of Lane: “If you do the math, that’s 80 percent Natalie Portman.”

“I’m not speaking because I feel like I should be heralded,” Lane said to 20/20’s Elizabeth Vargas. “I’m speaking because [the filmmakers] are completely lying about the amount of dancing Natalie did in the movie. When those incorrect things are coming out, and they threaten the entire principle of ballet, then I feel like I need to say something.” Lane also said she “expected” Portman not to thank her in her Oscar acceptance speech, and that she doesn’t feel “all disgruntled” by the omission. You can watch a clip of the interview below:

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