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Natalie Portman scared of lesbian scene

entertainment Updated: Feb 04, 2010 15:28 IST

Natalie Portman

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman was "terrified" before filming a steamy lesbian scene with co-star Mila Kunis in new film

Black Swan

. The


star had to struggle to overcome her nerves before locking lips with another lady in the supernatural thriller,



"I was terrified. At the moment I lived in a state of inner terror," said Portman. The 28-year-old actress was also worried that the steamy scene would overshadow the plot of the film and she will be taken less seriously as an actress.

"Nudity is something absolutely natural and I'm not prudish - but in a film it can be distracting. Doing

Black Swan

I couldn't say no. The project is a huge opportunity for me to show a new me. My other problem is that single pictures are being taken out of context and put on the Internet," the actress said.