Black Swan: Ticket Giveaway, New Poster, AFI Red Carpet Cast Interviews, etc.

Yumiko: Black Swan Tickets Giveaway
Dancewear designers, Yumiko, are giving away tickets to the Black Swan premiere at the Ziegfield theatre on the 30th of this month. Click here for the details.

They also have a new poster for the film and a couple behind the scenes shots.

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Black Swan Trivia:

-Vincent Cassel has compared his character to George Balanchine, who co-founded New York City Ballet. The actor said Balanchine was "a control freak, a true artist using sexuality to direct his dancers".

-Meryl Streep was considered to play Erica, Nina's mother.

-Blake Lively auditioned for the role of Lilly.

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AFI Red Carpet Interviews

Natalie interviewed by the LA Times:



Darren Aronofsky introducing the cast, prior to the screening:



Benjamin gives some insights into the choreography and training for Black Swan:



A report from Popsugar, which unfortunately doesn't embed, includes quotes from Natalie, Mila, and Benjamin. Click here to watch.

This last link, which also doesn't embed, has Natalie mentioning that her parents loved the film. Click here to watch.


'Black Swan' Stars Explain The Many Injuries Involved in Shooting the Film

Black Swan stars tell E! Online that the choreography in the film is so demanding, it caused a few trips to the hospital. Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman were both hospitalized due to the vigorous ballet scenes.

Mila Kunis told E! at the AFI Fest 2010 screening in L.A., “I tore a ligament," adding, "I hyper extended my shoulder. I had to go get an MRI. I have a couple of scars, a couple of bruises."

Portman, on the other hand, injured herself as well. Benjamin Millepied, who played director Darren Aronofsky's choreographer as well as the principle dancer in the film, told E! that Portman’s dancing partner, Vincent Cassel, was so inexperienced in lifting that Portman was injured from the lifts.

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Natalie had a rib injury from being carried by Vincent, who had very little training on how to lift," Millepied explained. "We repeated a scene so many times, the next day he couldn't walk because his back was bad, and she couldn't breathe because her rib was bad from [being] squeezed. Her rib was just out of place.

"There's a moment in the film where she's with a therapist who inserts her fingers in her rib. It's actually real. She was actually really working on her,” he added.

In addition, producer Brian Oliver says Portman "hit her head pretty good” and had to get an X-ray and MRI.

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Again, if you want to discuss spoilers for Black Swan my only request is that you put "SPOILERS" in the subject of your comment so people who want to remain unspoiled (like me) don't accidentally read it! Thanks! :)