Natalie Portman Says Meeting Her Husband Was the Best Part of Making "Black Swan"

The actress gave a shout-out to her spouse.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Sag Awards 2017
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Natalie Portman scored big when she played the lead in 2010's Black Swan. Not only did her performance earn her multiple awards, but while she was filming, she met her husband, Benjamin Millepied. While at Vulture Festival this past week, the actress reminisced about filming the movie.

When asked about the perks that came with her role, the actress suggested that winning an Oscar was great, but that finding her husband was even better. "Yeah, the husband more," she shared. "It was really special and making it was really wonderful and so fun. It was really incredible."


Us Weekly notes that the star gave her partner a shout-out when accepting that very Oscar. "So many people helped me prepare for this role," she said then, including her "beautiful love" in her list of acknowledgements. "Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the film and has now given me my most important role in my life," she gushed. At the time, she was pregnant with their son, Aleph.

Portman and Millepied got married in 2012, after welcoming Aleph into their family in 2011. Portman gave birth to their second child, daughter Amalia, in March of this year. In October, Portman told Entertainment Tonight in an interview that she and her husband have dance parties with their kids. In her recent Vulture Festival interview, she reiterated that she enjoys busting some moves. "For fun, but not ballet, like fun dancing," she admitted. "I do like to dance for fun."

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