Natalie Portman's Fiancé Defends Her Dancing

Benjamin+Millepied in 83rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
Actress Natalie Portman (L) and Benjamin Millepied arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Natalie Portman (Bauer Griffin) Sure, Natalie Portman nabbed an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Black Swan, but it sounds like no one was more impressed with her work than her fiancé, choreographer Benjamin Millepied.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times this week, Millepied insisted that Natalie deserved even more credit for her dancing. "It was so believable, it was fantastic, that beautiful movement quality," Millepied said. "There are articles now talking about her dance double [Sarah Lane] that are making it sound like [Lane] did a lot of the work, but really, she just did the footwork, and the fouettés, and one diagonal [phrase] in the studio. Honestly, 85% of that movie is Natalie."

In other news, Millepied seems thrilled at the prospect of becoming a father. "I'm very much looking forward to it. It's a new life, as everyone who is around me who is a parent tells me. So I'm getting ready."

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