Natalie Portman Would Like to End This Black Swan Ballet Controversy


There are two ways to counter a gossipy attack on you in the press: You can launch a vigorous defense, or you can say nothing and hope it all goes away. Natalie Portman is a student of the second option: Though Black Swan's producers, director Darren Aronofsky, and fiancé Benjamin Millepied spoke up for Portman when her ballet double Sarah Lane accused the actress of being a credit hog, Portman herself would rather not go there. "I had a chance to make something beautiful with this film and I don't want to give in to the gossip," she told E! And yes, though she didn't thank Lane during the lengthy list of names she rattled off while picking up her Academy Award, "I don't remember my Oscar speech at all," Portman confessed, "and I'm actually too embarrassed to watch it." [E!]