First Look: Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’ With Natalie Portman | THR
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Okay, help us settle a debate: Who does Muppet Baby Lara Croft look like? Darren Franich thinks Young Croft sounds strikingly like Keira Knightley… but her face looks exactly like Natalie Portman. Adam Markovitz claims that she’s a dead ringer for Lacey Chabert. Meanwhile, Photo Editor/Facial Recognition Expert Connie Yu thinks she’s a digital clone of Jessica Biel. What do you think?
It’s Biel/Chabert/Portman love child. Or Natalie Portman + Jessica Biel + Lacey Chabert = Young Lara Croft.
Here is the reality. I had my editor count shots. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math that’s 75% Natalie Portman. What about duration? The shots that feature the double are wide shots and rarely play for longer than one second. There are two complicated longer dance sequences that we used face replacement. Even so, if we were judging by time over 90% would be Natalie Portman.
And to be clear Natalie did dance on pointe in pointe shoes. If you look at the final shot of the opening prologue, which lasts 85 seconds, and was danced completely by Natalie, she exits the scene on pointe. That is completely her without any digital magic. I am responding to this to put this to rest and to defend my actor. Natalie sweated long and hard to deliver a great physical and emotional performance. And I don’t want anyone to think that’s not her they are watching. It is.
|—||Darren Aronofsky defends Natalie Portman, after her dance double claimed that Portman appeared in only “5 percent” of the movie’s full-body dance shots. (via entertainmentweekly)|
Character Poster: Natalie Portman in Your Highness
And here’s James Franco’s…
Actor Christian Bale, winner of the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘The Fighter’, Natalie Portman, winner of the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for ‘Black Swan’, Melissa Leo, winner of the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘The Fighter’, and Colin Firth, winner of the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for ‘The King’s Speech’, pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Natalie, look right.