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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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debbie on

She is just so pretty and very smart. I wish her the best always and she looks amazing!!!

Lori Knudsen on

Wow, for some reason she really looks like a young Susan Lucci in this picture! I think Natalie Portman is one of the classic beauties of our time.

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Nichole on

All I know is dancers from the PA Ballet are going to be in it – that’s exciting! Congrats to the Pennsylvania Ballet!

john brown on

I am a big fan of her acting skills, her intelligence and ability to go through her career with so much grace. I look forward to this next project.

CMrok93 on

Black Swan looks creepy, and actually a little scary (I mean just look at that poster), but putting Kunis in a main role is going to be bad since she still hasn’t convinced me she can live down her That 70’s Show days.

Fernando on

she was a tough cookie in “The Professional” (with Jean Reno) and she was like 13.
she became well known because of ‘Star Wars’ but I knew she was great way before.
If you haven’t watch “The Professional” you are missing a great movie.

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