Ben Speaks His Mind

By March 23, 2011Nat-news

Natalie’s fiance, Benjamin Millepied, has commented on the Sarah Lane controversy (What’s that you ask? Click here and here) and clarified the situation once again.

“It was so believable, it was fantastic, that beautiful movement quality, ” he says. “There are articles now talking about her dance double [American Ballet Theatre dancer Sarah Lane] that are making it sound like [Lane] did a lot of the work, but really, she just did the footwork, and the fouett├ęs, and one diagonal [phrase] in the studio. Honestly, 85% of that movie is Natalie.”

The quote is part of a larger article about Ben over at the LA Times and is definitely worth a read. I particularly liked this little bud nip.

And would they ever think of collaborating again on a dance project? “No!” Millepied says, laughing. “I mean I think this was a phenomenal, unforgettable experience. But there are no plans to collaborate again in the future.”


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  • Garcy says:

    What kind of ‘collaboration’ did you have in mind? ­čśë

  • Wr├│belekElemelek says:

    Ben uses 85% of the capacity of your mind.

  • AMSSERME says:

    At least Ben puts to rest this controversy.And there will be no Black Swan part 2.

  • dazza says:

    Of course there will be a Black Swan 2. Only Benjamin will not be doing the choreography to freshen things up a bit ­čśŤ

  • jmf459 says:

    I side with Sarah on this one. I read that she was told by the studio execs to quit publicly discussing her work for the film and I believe it. They wanted Natalie to be able to take pretty much all of the credit. I mean, like Natalie needs more credit to her name and yet another source of notoriety. Gimme a break. Let this unknown young talent have a damn chance to shine. Of course Ben is going to say that about Natalie- he’s marrying her! Plus, Sarah is friends with his former girlfriend. Personally, I think the whole deal is bullshit.