Kunis disputes statements made by Portman’s body double that the actress did only 5% of the dancing featured in the movie.
Add Mila Kunis to the list of those who have come to the defense of her Black Swan co-star Natalie Portman in the wake of accusations that her body double did most of the dancing in the movie.
“Of the full body shots, I would say 5% are Natalie,” American Ballet Theater dancer Sarah Lane recently said. “All the other shots are me.”
On Monday, Kunis joined the movie’s director, Darren Aronofsky, and Portman’s fiance, Benjamin Millepied, in defending the actress, who won an Oscar for her role. Fox Searchlight, the studio behind Black Swan, also has insisted that Portman did most of the dancing in the movie.
“Natalie danced her a– off,” Kunis told Entertainment Weekly. “I think it’s unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention away from [the praise] Natalie deserved and got.”
Kunis also said Portman has admitted that her techniques were far from perfect.
“She’ll tell you, no, she was not on pointe when she did a fouette [turn],” Kunis said. “No one’s going to deny that. But she did do every ounce of every one of her dances. [Lane] wasn’t used for everything. It was more like a safety net. If Nat wasn’t able to do something, you’d have a safety net. The same thing that I had — I had a double as a safety net. We all did. No one ever denied it.”
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Lane said via email that she earned $6,000 for just over six weeks of work on the movie, which has grossed $281.6 million at the worldwide box office so far.
In these days begins CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Cinemacon is the largest and most important gathering of movie theatre owners from around the world. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations debuting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. Now you can check out official posters of Friends With Benefits, newly relased at CinemaCon 2011.
Friends with Benefits > Official Posters
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Photoshoots from 2000 > Armando Gallo Portraits
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The actress has wrapped up negotiations and sealed a deal with Disney to play Theodora, the youngest sister of three witches, in “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” the prequel to 1939′s “The Wizard of Oz.”
Kunis will co-star opposite James Franco, who portrays a fast-talking snake oil salesman and illusionist who flees a traveling circus and winds up whisked away in a hot air balloon by a tornado to Oz where he must face off against real magic and the sisters battling for control of the land.
Theodora starts out as a good witch, alongside her beautiful sister Glinda, but after her sexual advances are jilted by Franco’s salesman, she’s convinced by Evanora to switch sides and help her older sister rule Oz.
Sam Raimi helms “Oz” this summer from a revised script by David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”). Joe Roth (“Alice in Wonderland”) produces.
Pic will reunite Kunis with Franco, who appeared in a cameo in last year’s comedy “Date Night.” Duo also filmed the Funny or Die short, “The Hills,” in 2007, as a spoof of the MTV reality series.
The studio has started considering other actresses for the other sister roles, including Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Kate Beckinsale, Keira Knightley and Rebecca Hall.
Kunis, who is coming off awards contender and indie B.O. hit “Black Swan,” had been circling the project for some time, but had also been weighing other films, including the Warner Bros.’ adaptation of “Akira,” by the Hughes Brothers (for whom she co-starred in “Book of Eli”), and the start date for Seth MacFarlane’s comedy “Ted,” with Mark Wahlberg, Joel McHale and Adam Scott, at Universal. It had also been unclear which of the three witches she would portray.
No release date has yet been set.
Check out 2 newly released production stills of Friends With Benefits. In theaters from July 22! Hope more stills will be revealed very soon, we can’t wait…
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Friends with Benefits > Production Stills
Thanks again to amazing Christine from World Of Justin for donating high-res scan of People Magazine includes Sneak Peek for Friends With Benefits. Check out full scan clicking on the thumbnail below and read interview about Mila shares the perks of pairing with Justin.
Magazine Scans from 2011 > People Magazine (March 2011)
New candids photos of Mila photographed earlier today. She was spotted goes for a workout and then grabs a coffee at Coffee Bean in Hollywood. Looked very satisfied To the gallery have been added 21 images. More very soon… Enjoy it!
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