Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Portman flattered by Oscar talk

Natalie Portman has won rave reviews for Black Swan

Natalie Portman is being tipped for an Oscar nomination for her role as a top ballerina in Black Swan.

Her performance in the thriller, directed by The Wrestler's Darren Aronofsky, has been winning rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"Its very complimentary and flattering that people are talking about that", the 29-year-old admitted.

"The best thing with this movie is that everybody really seems to be having a strong visceral response. Obviously what we do is about wanting to make things that people connect to, that's the biggest prize" she said.

Natalie had to be in incredible shape for the role of a top ballerina in a New York ballet company.

"I did ballet until I was 12 and then stopped when I started acting seriously", she said.

"I then started again for the film when I was 27, so there was a 15 year gap. I did have a decent base and I had the greatest people in the ballet world shaping me".

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


Making repairs to your home will be engrossing. You love finding ways to recycle old materials and preserve stylish details. If you don't own your place, think about buying one. You can get very generous terms from a bank or lending institution. Having a steady job can strengthen your application. Ask your employer to write you a reference. Are all the homes in your area outside your price range? Think about taking advantage of a government program tailored towards people in your situation.More