Natalie Portman Starved During Black Swan

January 7, 2011 By:
Natalie Portman Starved During Black Swan

If you saw Black Swan you probably couldn't help but notice Natalie Portman's super frail frame.

She lost over 20 pounds due to vigorous training and she admits she was working so hard she pretty much starved during the shoot. It's a good thing she got preggers and had to gain weight--super skinny is never hot.

"I was barely eating, I was working 16 hours a day," she said in an interview with the Daily Mail.

"I was almost method acting without intending to. I do wonder now how people can do this kind of role when they have a family."

She was so devoted to the role, it took the life out of her. "It was more difficult than anything I've ever experienced before," she said. "I like to go home and be myself but with this one I didn't get the chance. It didn't leave me."

If anyone deserves the Best Actress Oscar this year it's Natalie. She was absolutely superb in Black Swan. If you haven't seen it yet, you're seriously missing out!