Oscar-nominated Actress, Natalie Portman announced her brand new pregnancy and corresponding engagement to beau and co-actor/dancer partner Benjamin Milliepied. The romance between the two stars began during their new movie, Black Swan.
Portman played the starring role, and Millepied was her dance choreographer whom also got the lucky break of being paired with her for the movie?s paired dance scenes. This chemistry quickly translated into a real-life romance.
Gushed Millipeid during the film?s movie premiere on dancing with both Kunis & Portman, “I really, really got into it… I was blown away, especially by Natalie.”
?I had to use the qualities?if Natalie used her head beautifully or if her arms were very good at a certain angle?I had to really find what those things were and use them and choreograph around them,? explained Benjamin of his process.
Portman released a statement after the premiere, on what could be the beginning of her pregnancy in November, where she commented that ?I did a photo shoot, and I think it was whatever they served at lunch,? referring to the advent of some illness, ?I don’t even think I?m sick right now. I think I could probably eat anything, but I?m just like, an interview would not be the place to experiment.
Referring to the premiere, she shared, ?Yesterday, I was on the red carpet like, ?Please don’t throw up. I went home after the red carpet last night and had a saltine and applesauce and was, like, asleep by 10.
However, upon the discovery of her pregnancy, Natalie, age 29, seems overjoyed, stating, ?I have always kept my private life private, but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.
Natalie Portman has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild & Golden Globe Award for her performance on Black Swan, which was directed by visionary director Darren Aronovsky and stars Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey & Winona Ryder as well.