Sarah Lake on 20/20 — Still Won’t Keep Quiet About Black Swan

Oh Sarah Lake . . . you still don’t get it. I’ll explain it to you again so that you understand why your behavior is inappropriate. It’s absolutely none of your business if the movie studio wants to portray Natalie Portman as a ballerina. You were hired to be her dance-double, and you did your job. Now be done with it. To go on national television and expose who really did all the dancing is ridiculous and unprofessional. In the interview below, Lake explains that she’s discussing the issue because she wants to “stand up for the art form,” so people don’t think they can become a professional ballet dancer in a year and a half. Here’s the problem — no one thinks that. And what if they do think that? What’s the harm? If I think I can become a professional ballet dancer in a year, then maybe I’ll take up the sport and get in shape while trying. Maybe more people will become interested in ballet, which only helps the art form. But if I’m convinced that it takes me 20 years, then why bother? Get my point Ms. Lake? Learn the business of Hollywood before you run your mouth.

One thought on “Sarah Lake on 20/20 — Still Won’t Keep Quiet About Black Swan”

  1. I remember thinking about that while watching Black Swan… “Natalie Portman became a world-class ballerina in a year? Why hasn’t anyone trained a monkey to do ballet yet? I’d pay to see that. A whole company of monkeys would really reignite male interest in ballet.”

    When things are strange, I have trouble focusing past them.

    Now I’m thinking… “This ballerina is really saying that Natalie won an Oscar under false pretenses. I wonder if her Oscar has had time to gather dust yet. It’s sad when things are taken away and they leave a clean spot where they used to live on the shelf. Even though Natalie is pregnant, she should take this opportunity to do some dusting.”

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