Adore the film or despise it (as I did), anyone could see that Natalie Portman was giving her all to the role of the tormented dancer in 'Black Swan.' (That's Portman with her director, Darren Aronofsky.) Now her publicist has confirmed her engagement to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who did the dance scenes for "Black Swan." The publicist has also confirmed that Portman is carrying his child.
The idea that Portman was falling in love with her choreographer while playing a dancer who must lose herself in a part -- this at least adds some upbeat interest to the movie. The whole event becomes a piquant case of life imitating non-art.