Natalie Portman confirmed this weekend that she and choreographer/dancer Benjamin Millepied are expecting and engaged. Portman is considered a lock for a Best Actress Oscar nomination. And she’s been workin’ it a lot more than Annette Bening too. Perhaps a baby will be enough to overcome No Strings Attached, her upcoming January release with Ashton Kutcher.
Portman and Millepied met of course while working on Black Swan. There was a curious, and creepy, item that appeared in Page Six about a month ago about what it was supposedly like on set between them:
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied became so obsessed with Natalie Portman on the set of "Black Swan" that he paid less attention to other dancers on set, a source says. "They would go to do their shots and wouldn't know any of the choreography because he was so involved with helping 'Natalie, Natalie, Natalie,' all the time," an insider tells Page Six Magazine, out on Thursday. "There was a lot of drama." The source also suggested New York City Ballet principal dancer Millepied dumped his ballerina girlfriend Isabella Boylston for Portman to social-climb. "Maybe they have a great relationship . . . But knowing Benjamin, I don't think that's how it is," the source said.
At the time it made my smutty senses tingle. Now the tingle has become a full on throb. Maybe I’m overreacting.
In other Natalie news, a trailer for another new film The Other Woman has just been released online. She plays a woman who marries a man who was already married to Lisa Kudrow and loses a child and then finds solace in her stepchild…? This is what I’m getting from the clip. The Other Woman will be available on TV On Demand next week. Then it will hit select theatres in February. Needless to say, it’s not expected to be a major moneymaker, unlike Your Highness (I still LOVE the red band trailer) in the Spring costarring Danny McBride and James Franco I WENT TO FILM SCHOOL which will likely come with a huge promotional campaign (source) but not as huge as Thor due out May 6.
Jesus. Natalie Portman is suddenly everywhere.