Natalie Portman's dancing double for "Black Swan," Sarah Lane, told "Entertainment Weekly" that the public has been mislead about Portman's dancing in the film. "Of the full body shots, I would say 5 percent are Natalie... I mean, from a professional dancer's standpoint, she doesn't look like a professional ballet dancer at all and she can't dance in pointe shoes. And she can't move her body; she's very stiff."
Portman has said in interviews that she used a body double for scenes in the film, and her fiancé and "Black Swan" choreographer Benjamin Millepied told the L.A. Times that, "There are articles now talking about her dance double [Sarah Lane] that are making it sound like [Lane] did a lot of the work ... Honestly, 85 percent of that movie is Natalie."