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Natalie Portman: from Black Swan to rehab?

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It won her an Academy Award, Best Actress, but, according to Bang Showbiz News, Natalie Portman feels that she should have gone into rehab after filming Black Swan.

The intensity of the  psychological thriller was enough to tire any artist genuinely dedicated to his or her craft, and the 29-year-old Swan was no exception.

She took no time to properly transition roles when she changed right into her next character as female lead in Thor, next big project.
"I loved Darren Aronofsky and working with him was a deeply fulfilling experience, but I just showed up for Thor spent," said Portman in Bang Showbiz News.

Found quoted in imnotobsessed.com, Portmen commented on her life as a Black Swan: “Working five to eight hours a day for a year … it’s what real dancers live through. It was an amazing experience, but definitely a difficult one.”

Inside this luridly complex film, she got to "dance a mile" in ballerina's shoes, so how did it feel?

"Pointe shoes are torture devices," admitted Portman in an interview with Film.com. Her dedication to the craft made the role all too real for the star: "You don't drink. You don't go out with your friends. You don't have much food. You are constantly putting your body through extreme pain, and you really get that understanding of the self-flagellation of a ballet dancer."

Inside Bang showbiz news,  Portman said that "it was such a challenging role, both physically and mentally, she should have taken some proper time out to recover."

“I probably should have gone into rehab,” said Portman.

She is expecting her first child with Benjamin Millepied, fiance, and says that she "was thrilled to work with director Kenneth Branagh on Thor because she has always been of his work: 'I must have watched Much Ado About Nothing about 500 times, I love that film so much" (from an interview with Total Film magazine as printed in Bang Showbiz News).

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