Natalie Portman On ‘Black Swan’: ‘I Thought I Was Going To Die’

Ballet entirely consumed Natalie Portman’s character Nina in ‘Black Swan,’ and, as it turned out, the character nearly consumed Portman.Gracing the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Portman discusses her preparation and difficult fi…

Ballet entirely consumed Natalie Portman’s character Nina in ‘Black Swan,’ and, as it turned out, the character nearly consumed Portman.

Gracing the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Portman discusses her preparation and difficult filming of the psycho-drama-thriller, for which she trained for a year and got nearly skeletal in appearance.

“There were some nights that I thought I literally was going to die,” she told the magazine. “It was the first time I understood how you could get so wrapped up in a role that it could sort of take you down.”

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