SNEAK PEEK: Natalie Portman Reveals Her Dark Side In 'Black Swan'

07/23/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

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Until now, Natalie Portman has been one of Hollywood’s red-carpet sweethearts, but for her new role in the movie Black Swan, the Oscar-nominated actress is defecting to the dark side. Playing a prima ballerina on the verge of a breakdown, Natalie trades the modern elegance we’re used to for stark white skin, vampy lipstick and amber eyes painted in a Jurassic Park-esque mask. “The character was very interesting to play, always challenging and surprising,” Natalie tells USA Today of her role in the film, which was directed by The Wrestler‘s Darren Aronofsky. And while she has shared this peek at her character, fans still have to wait until late fall to see Natalie pas de bourrée across the big screen, when Black Swan hits theaters. –Jessie Goldberg

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Alice on

I think Natalie looks awesome! Very artistic :)

Begum on

I can’t wait to see her dance!!

Shuwen on

I was like “Wow” when i saw it. I am so shocked. But i love the eye makeup.

Cc on

I hope her dancing is amazing ^.^

Delana on

Love Natalie! She really is a gifted actress and a class act.

mike on

I think this picture of Natalie Portman in her Black Swan makeup is very eye catching and beautiful.

Shaba Jaqab on

She look very nice. When I come to States I see the movie. I like natalie portman

Lisa on

I’m a Portman fan, esp. since her role in V. I don’t get the Jurassic Park reference…I don’t remember any swans in that movie.

lois on

saw this the other day its look awesome..She and hayden are my favorie actors. She always doing different parts.This making her look evil is great

Jon on

That’s very nice, Natalie Portman looks great in her Black Swan Picture, can’t wait to see The Movie!

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