‘I didn’t really think through the fact that I was going to have to have sex with her,’ she tells MTV News of suggesting her good friend for the role. By Brianne Riviello, with reporting by Josh Horowitz Natalie Portman Photo: MTV News Darren Aronofsky’s much-anticipated “Black Swan,” which is set to hit theaters Friday, has the movie world abuzz. The ballet flick, starring Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers, promises to be both disturbingly dark and stunningly beautiful, as the prima ballerina fights for the coveted lead role in “Swan Lake.” When a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), vies for the top spot, Portman’s character is swept into an intense psychological competition, rife with sexual connotations, including the much buzzed-about love scene between Portman and Kunis . From what we’ve seen, the battle of the wills between the dancers is ruthless, and their ensuing sexual encounters are equally intense. One would be hard-pressed to believe that Portman and Kunis are, in fact, close friends in real life. When MTV News caught up with the lead actress recently, she discussed the experience of shooting such difficult scenes with someone she knew so well. Portman was quick to praise her friend in the villainous role, revealing that it had been her suggestion to Aronofsky that led to Kunis being cast in the part. “It was really crazy, because Mila and I were very good friends,” she said. “And when Darren asked me, ‘Who do you think could do this part? Who has sort of a similar height, coloring, physique?’ I was like, ‘Oh, Mila, Mila, Mila!’ He met her and obviously flipped over her, and she’s super talented and does an amazing job in the movie.” Portman later realized what the pairing would entail, however. “I didn’t really think through the fact that I was going to have to have sex with her in the movie,” she admitted. The actress revealed that it was slightly uncomfortable to work on those scenes but said that having Kunis around was a positive experience as well. “It was pretty awkward. I almost feel like it would be easier to do it with someone you didn’t know,” she said. “But, having said that, it was great to have a friend there who, we could laugh and make jokes and get over it together.” Despite Aronofsky’s efforts to increase the rivalry by separating the pals on set, the pair stayed in close contact. “He didn’t want us to be friends while we were shooting, because we’re rivals in the movie,” Portman said of the director. “So we both had to do this ballet training, but he would make it at different times, and then he would tell me, ‘She’s doing really well,’ and then tell her, ‘Natalie’s doing so much better than you,’ ” she laughed. “But we would share the information, so we were like, ‘He’s messing with us. This isn’t real, this isn’t real.’ ” Check out everything we’ve got on “Black Swan.” For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com . Related Videos MTV Rough Cut: ‘Black Swan’
Natalie Portman Recalls ‘Awkward’ Mila Kunis Sex Scene In ‘Black Swan’
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Filed under: Ryan Seacrest , Simon Cowell , American Idol , TV There is only one person who could replace Simon Cowell on ” American Idol ” … someone famous, someone critical, and someone with a penchant for tight clothing … someone like Ryan Seacrest . A TMZ user named April made the suggestion on Thursday’s… Read more
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Ryan Seacrest — The Next Simon Cowell?
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Legendary cult-film impresario Lloyd Kaufman and the rest of those crazy Troma Entertainment kids were missed this year in Park City, where their annual TromaDance Film Festival had offered a blend of scintillating, schlocky and sincerely independent cinema for over a decade. (At the suggestion of Trey Parker, no less, whose own Cannibal!: The Musical went out through Troma and who proposed an alternative to the bloated celebrity zoo of Sundance.) In 2010, though, Kaufman has reeled the ‘Dance back to the East Coast, where it will unspool 22 films over April 16-17 in Asbury Park, N.J. But that doesn’t diminish the real joy of TromaDance, to wit: What outrageous film titles has the Troma gang gathered under its big top this year?
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The 4 Most Outrageous Titles Selected For This Year’s TromaDance
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CELEBRITY BUZZ : According to Limelife , Lady GaGa has decided that she really wants a boyfriend. Can we please just spend this snowy Saturday coming up with suitable boyfriends for Lady GaGa? Use the photo editor to make your suggestion! The Best Links: Lady GaGa Wants A Boyfriend Read
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During its run, The Brady Bunch dealt with many family issues. But we can’t recall an episode that focused on what to do if you accuse your ex-girlfriend of wielding a knife against you and she responds by saying you’re a bitter liar that’s angry about a high credit card bill. Such is the situation Barry Williams, best known for portraying Greg Brady, finds himself in
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Elizabeth Kennedy: I Didn’t Try to Kill Greg Brady!
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Writing for the New York Times, Bono claimed internet service providers were “reverse Robin Hoods” benefiting from the music industry's lost profits. He hinted that China's efforts prove that tracking net content is possible. The editorial drew sharp criticism, both on its economic merits and for the suggestion of net content policing
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Bono’s net policing idea draws fire
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Kate Gosselin says Jon Gosselin did indeed remove more than $200,000 from their joint bank account – all their liquid assets – leaving her with only $1,000.
Kate Gosselin Cries: I Can’t Pay My Bills!
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