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Posted in Winona Ryder on November 29, 2010 by fadedblog

Winona Ryder stopped to chat with friends on a Los Angeles street corner over the weekend after shopping at Marc Jacobs and Kate Somerville Skin Care.

Upon her departure, the 39-year-old actress tried to hide under her hat after spotting the shutterbug.

Meanwhile, Winona admits that it was difficult to verbally abuse Natalie Portman for the camera.

In ballerina-themed thriller Black Swan, Winona’s character embarks upon some unhinged behaviour, forcing her into verbally abusing Natalie for the good of the production.

CLICK HERE to watch a clip of their scene.

However, she has revealed that such outbursts don’t come naturally to her, saying: “I wrote to Natalie and got her something when I had finished filming, saying, ‘I’m so sorry I had to say all those horrible things.’ The scene where I trash my dressing room was my last scene. I remember my first boyfriend used to smash everything – at 18 everything is dramatic. I took an Evian bottle and tried to break it really meekly. He made fun of me… even in that dressing room scene I was like, ‘Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!'”

Darren Aronofsky‘s film stars Natalie and Mila Kunis competing for the prima ballerina role in Swan Lake, replacing Winona’s disgruntled character.


Posted in Darren Aronofsky, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Winona Ryder on September 14, 2010 by fadedblog

It was all eyes on Natalie Portman as she attended the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Black Swan at Roy Thomson Hall on Monday night (September 13).

Joined by co-stars Winona Ryder, Barbara Hershey and Vincent Cassel as well as director Darren Aronofsky and his wife Rachel Weisz, the 29-year-old actress was on hand to debut her new pyschological thriller to Canadian audiences.

To prepare for the role of Nina, Natalie (already tagged as Oscar bait) reportedly studied ballet for ten months.

She stars as an insecure, self-mutilating prima ballerina who becomes unravelled as she gets her big break—a chance to play both the White Swan and the Black Swan in an adventurous production of Swan Lake.

The movie has been called a ballet answer to The Wrestler. Mostly due to the fact that it comes from the same director.