Darren Aronofsky begged ’skinny’ Natalie Portman to ’start eating’

November 15th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Nov 15 (ANI): Darren Aronofsky, the director of ballet thriller ‘Black Swan’ has revealed that he begged Natalie Portman to start eating after knowing about her dramatic weight loss for the film.

‘The Requiem For A Dream’ helmer recalled his horror at witnessing the toll that Portman’s training for the ballet thriller had taken on her body.

“[Portman] took [the film] very seriously. These dancers get really, really skinny,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Aronofsky as telling Access Hollywood.

“At a certain point I looked at [her] back and she was so skinny and so… I was like, ‘Natalie, start eating’. I made sure she had a bunch of food in her trailer.”

Despite her dedication to the role, Portman revealed that she wasted no time ditching her diet and exercise regime once the film wrapped.

“The [day after filming ended] I was like, pasta, pasta, pasta! No working out. It was pretty immediate. I was ready to leave the ballet life,” she added. (ANI)

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