Today I’ve finished adding screencaptures from ‘Black Swan’ Blu-ray extras to our gallery. The bonus features included ‘Metamorphosis: A Three-Part Series’, Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky’s discussion of their creative journey, from preparing for the role to dancing with the camera, and Fox Movie Channel’s cast and character profiles.
‘Black Swan’ is out on Blu-ray and DVD since Monday the 16th of May, and below you can watch a clip that is a part of the special features on the Blu-ray. Darren, Mila and Natalie talk about the movie and their characters.
Natalie is nominated for Best Female Performance for her role in ‘Black Swan’ in this year’s MTV Movie Awards which are just a month away. Her scene in ‘Black Swan’ when she pulls the skin off her finger is in the running for Best Jaw-Dropping Moment, and their kiss with Mila Kunis – for Best Kiss. Of course, ‘Black Swan’ is nominated for Best Movie as well.
The ceremony will be hosted by Jason Sudeikis and will air live June 5 at 9 p.m. EST from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. Voting begins today at 12 PM ET and ends June 4! Let’s all support Natalie and vote for her here.
The Oscars are on Sunday, and we all are excited, aren’t we? PopSugar has made a great video of Natalie’s outstanding road to the Oscars. Watch stars talking about Natalie, learn more about making of Black Swan and take a look back at all the wins during previous award ceremonies this year in the video below!
As a way of celebrating this year’s nominees for the Spirit Awards in the weeks leading up to the ceremony, IFC.com reached out to as many as they could in an effort to better understand what went into their films, what they’ve gotten out of the experience, and where they’ve found their inspiration, both in regards to their work and other works of art that might’ve inspired them from the past year. Today you can read their Q&A with Natalie.
At a recent event in Los Angeles, Darren Aronofsky explained that his lead actress’ biggest accomplishment in “Black Swan” was acting and dancing at the same time, physically making the pirouettes seem effortless as she expressed emotions that would go against what she was doing with her body. Certainly, it was a tall order, but given everything else that Natalie Portman has done in the past few years, the idea of doing only two things at once seems almost quaint.
In the decade since Aronofsky first met with the actress over coffee in Times Square to discuss what would become “Black Swan,” Portman has become a writer/director (her short “Eve”), a producer (the upcoming “Hesher”) and even the co-creator of a Web site detailing the creative process (MakingOf.com), all the while expending her considerable empathy and nuance as a performer on films by the likes of Wes Anderson, Wong Kar-wai, and Jim Sheridan. It’s worth mentioning these things because contrary to the anxiety-ridden ballerina she plays in “Black Swan,” Portman’s understanding of every aspect of production is part of what makes her performance in the film so magnificent.