The renowned actress has experienced major productions such as “Thor” or “Star Wars”, but still remembers (with bittersweet feelings) the film adaptation of one of her best works.
Natalie Portman’s name is one of the most famous in Hollywood, especially in the last decade. The Israeli actress has appeared in films of crucial importance, such as the three prequels of war of stars (like Padmé), V of Vendetta or the franchise Thor the UCM.
They are his most famous and successful films at the box office. However, Natalie Portman She stands out for being a very versatile actress who also opts for the more independent cinema.
It’s not a particularly popular film, but Yes, it is one of the best works that we find in the actress’s filmography. Furthermore, its director belongs to that small group of “misunderstood” people, both because of the severity and complexity of his films.
This director is none other than Darren Aronofsky responsible for films like Requiem for a Dream (2000), Mother (2017) or the youngest The Whale (2022).
At the beginning of the last decade, in December 2010, Aronofsky brought to life a film that was both light and dark and dealt with various themes in the character of Nina Sayers played by Natalie Portman.
The hard filming of Black Swan
Black Swan is one of the The best films by Darren Aronofsky And of course one of the most complex works of Natalie Portman’s entire career. It’s not for everyone, but it’s worth seeing once in your life.
The film deals with the difficulties of achieving a dream, the despair of not achieving it, or even the betrayal of what someone believes is their way of being… all are tied into the theme of ballet.
Natalie Portman interprets a Nina Sayers, a young woman struggling to achieve her dream as a dancer at a renowned academy in New York. However, she faces a lot of pressure every day that will change her forever.
The filming too Black Swan It was complex to say the least. Not only because of the low budget (there was no doctor during production), but also because the exhaustion of the actors.
Natalie Portman spoke about and acknowledged this in an interview (via Fandom Wire). I thought I was going to die…literally.
”There were nights where I thought I was literally going to die. It was the first time I understood how you can get so engrossed in a role that it can be overwhelming.”.
The main reason is that Portman had to lose up to 9 kg play the role of Nina. She has always been a slim and physically fit actress, but that wasn’t enough.
In Black Swan, Nina is ultimately consumed by the pressure that had to be physically reflected in the actress’ body. And if that wasn’t enough He injured a rib while filming a scene.
You have seen Black Swan? Do you think it’s better than Aronofsky’s latest works as The whale O madre? As for Natalie Portman, we look forward to seeing her again in Star Wars, even if it will be as a flashback in one of the series being prepared by Disney Plus.