Black Swan (2010): Natalie Portman Trained To The EXTREME For Her Oscar-Nominated Lead Role (Watch Her Video)

With the 2011 Oscars just around the corner, February 27th on ABC, Black Swan is nominated in a number of categories, including: Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role (Natalie Portman), Cinematography, Directing, and Film Editing.

In this featurette, we see how hard Natalie Portman trained to perfect her dance technique for her lead role in Black Swan. A short interview with Mary Helen Bowers, who was her professional ballet instructor at the time of filming, explains the months of intense physical training Natalie Portman underwent for her Oscar-nominated role.

Darren Aronofsky says, “She absolutely, convincingly becomes a dancer.” This video is extra cool for using the musical theme from Dario Argento’s Suspiria. We wish Natalie the best of luck at the 2011 Oscars.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ekWWP0dQZM

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