Topic: Barbara Hershey

Interview: The Cast Of ‘Black Swan’ At Their NY Premiere

Interview: The Cast Of 'Black Swan' At Their NY Premiere

Darren Aronofsky‘s intense ballet thriller Black Swan held its New York premiere last night, and we scored a spot on the red carpet. Our first impressions? Unsurprisingly, Natalie Portman is out of control radiant, Winona Ryder looked impossibly cool in a suit and Darren’s mustache is so much less creepy in person! Like, he wouldn’t even need to lure you into his white van because you’d get in willingly.

We knew that Natalie trained notoriously hard for the ballerina role, working five to eight hours a day for a year — but she’s apparently been in hardcore ballet mode for much, much longer. She told us: “Darren first started talking to me about the film ten years ago, so I kept trying to take dance classes in between in case he got financing at some point. And it took ten years. I had to start [training] really seriously the year before filming.” More »