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Director tried to pit Natalie, Mila against each other during Black Swan

In the psychological thriller, Portman and Kunis played ballet dancers, who were competing to play the lead role in a production of Swan Lake but according to the actress, Aronofsky wanted the on screen rivalry to translate into real life competition.

hollywood Updated: Aug 24, 2016 18:34 IST
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In the psychological thriller, Portman and Kunis played ballet dancers, who were competing to play the lead role in a production of Swan Lake but according to the actress, Aronofsky wanted the on screen rivalry to translate into real life competition.
In the psychological thriller, Portman and Kunis played ballet dancers, who were competing to play the lead role in a production of Swan Lake but according to the actress, Aronofsky wanted the on screen rivalry to translate into real life competition.

Natalie Portman has revealed her Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky tried to pit her and co-star Mila Kunis against each other during the shooting of the 2011 movie.

In the psychological thriller, Portman and Kunis played ballet dancers, who were competing to play the lead role in a production of Swan Lake but according to the actress, Aronofsky wanted the on screen rivalry to translate into real life competition.

“He’d say, ‘Oh, Mila is doing really well on her stuff. She’s so much better than you’,” Portman said in an interview to Vogue.

“Darren would tell us things about each other to try to make us jealous. I think he was trying to create a rivalry in real life between us.”

Portman, 35, and Kunis, 33, were friends prior to working together and the former earlier said their bond only strengthened after collaborating on Black Swan.

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