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I took the plunge for Natalie: Irish student paid 250 to act as Miss Portman's body double
DailyMail ^ | Last updated at 2:04 PM on 16th April 2011 | By Sarah Fitzmaurice

Posted on 04/17/2011 6:30:23 PM PDT by Niuhuru

Her dance double for Black Swan has claimed that she did hardly any of the full body shots seen in the film.

And now it is claimed that Natalie Portman used yet another body double for her latest film Your Highness.

In fact, the actress is said to have avoided diving into an icy lake in Belfast and a local Irish girl was paid just £250 to take the plunge instead.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: actress; belfast; irish; lake; natalieportman; payment; student
Why on earth are these actresses and actors paid so much if they are doing next to nothing but posing? That student could have gotten some serious health problems from jumping into an icy lake.
1 posted on 04/17/2011 6:30:32 PM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

Well, insurance reasons on actors regarding film investments.

If they have to halt or stop production because an actor is hurt or worse, there are payments they have to make.

This is not to defend Hollywood per se, but there are contractual agreements signed when a film is being put into production.


2 posted on 04/17/2011 6:36:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Niuhuru

Haven’t seen either movie, but wouldn’t a body double also be used for nude scenes? For some reason I thought there might be nude scenes on both movies and Natalie Portman seems to be modest in that regard.


3 posted on 04/17/2011 6:36:58 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Niuhuru

“That student could have gotten some serious health problems from jumping into an icy lake.”
Oh put!
Serious health problems?
We were raised in cold climate, and we liked it that way.
Cold water for baths, uphill both ways to school and barefoot till 21.
We never complained and lived to beat the nazi’s!!!/S
My grandma was never a wimp, like these wimps we have around us today.


4 posted on 04/17/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. Obamacare is a crime)
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To: Niuhuru
You mean you did not know this has been going of for years, that is how stunt men and women make a living. Who was the blond bimbo on the TV show Dallas year ago, had match stick for legs, when they showed her legs and ass it was one of the stage women.
5 posted on 04/17/2011 6:38:11 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Niuhuru

6 posted on 04/17/2011 6:44:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: org.whodat
And Linda gray is the name of the woman whose legs you see in the graduate.
7 posted on 04/17/2011 6:45:28 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Niuhuru

I remember very well the consequences when a leading actor was killed in the final filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie.

It delayed the film I think by at least two years and it was severely edited, the actor Vic Morrow was decapitated by the blades of a chopper along with a Vietnamese child actor.


8 posted on 04/17/2011 6:48:45 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Communism is a diease, a global failure and endorses Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Blue Highway; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; unkus
From what I saw of Black Swan (thanks to a certain FReeper), the lesbian sex scene was pretty...yeah. Yet, there was talk about a body double in that film as well, so go figure.

In the film “Closer”, Nats plays a stripper and (at in least the versions I've seen) didn't show anything. Close (no pun intended), but no call.

To quote the great philosopher Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay: “Upside down, it's all the same!”

9 posted on 04/17/2011 6:50:10 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: BenLurkin
Hillary's psychotic stare and cheshire grin reminds me of the creepy face at Asbury Park


10 posted on 04/17/2011 6:50:18 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: F15Eagle
That's a good point. I just finished watching the backup materials for the movie Miracle, in which Kurt Russell plays the role of Herb Brooks in the story about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

In an ESPN "roundtable" interview that is included in the DVD set, Russell said one of the biggest challenges they faced was dealing with potential injuries to the young hockey players in the various roles as players on the team. Even a not-so-serious injury would have had serious ramifications, since they would have to set back the filming schedule by days or weeks if a player got an obvious bruise or cut while filming one scene and then didn't have signs of the same injury for another scene that had been filmed previously but came in a later sequence in the movie.

I never even thought about that when I was watching the movie itself.

11 posted on 04/17/2011 6:57:59 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: BenLurkin

Who’s the person taking the picture with Natalie’s breasts?


12 posted on 04/17/2011 6:58:10 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The MSM is the greatest threat to America.)
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To: Niuhuru

Big deal....


13 posted on 04/17/2011 6:58:10 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: BenLurkin

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14 posted on 04/17/2011 6:59:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
That picture of Natalie Portman with Hillary gives new meaning to the fact that Hillary is a cold shrew.
15 posted on 04/17/2011 7:02:10 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
Natalie Portman seems to be modest in that regard.

No Comment


16 posted on 04/17/2011 7:09:22 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: BenLurkin

Cold room or hanky panky?


17 posted on 04/17/2011 7:24:34 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

She’s like rich no? You think she could afford a decent brassier and a better fitting top.


18 posted on 04/17/2011 7:35:26 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: rawcatslyentist

So cold standing next to a witch.


19 posted on 04/17/2011 7:36:06 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Niuhuru

But... but... you mean that Hollywood films are not completely real?

Say it ain’t so...


20 posted on 04/17/2011 8:02:01 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Kirkwood

Well done. Hahaha


21 posted on 04/17/2011 8:27:02 PM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Niuhuru
Why on earth are these actresses and actors paid so much if they are doing next to nothing but posing?

Hmmmm... because they're actresses and actors, and not stunt people, cops, dancers, astronauts, Biblical figures, and so on?

I think I may have some bad news for you.

William Shatner didn't really go into space or command the USS Enterprise or kill alien dudes.

Judy Garland didn't really go to Oz or make friends with Munchkins or land a house on anyone's sister.

Clint Eastwood didn't really stroll around San Francisco with his .44 Smith & Wesson Model 29 blowing away bad guys.

Slim Pickens never rode the H-bomb to detonation.

Charlton Heston never went to the Holy Land to part the Red Sea, never traveled into the future to kill any damned dirty apes, and never offed any zombies after a terrible plague took most of humanity. He never thought that Soylent Green was people, either.

They were acting. Hired for their ability to deliver lines or look pretty/handsome, or because they made nice with the producer or because they owned the property.

HTH

22 posted on 04/17/2011 8:34:54 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: kelly4c
"She’s like rich no? You think she could afford a decent brassier and a better fitting top.

I don't know but other than who she with, she look fine to me./s

23 posted on 04/17/2011 9:39:09 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Niuhuru
Why on earth are these actresses and actors paid so much if they are doing next to nothing but posing?

Well, they are paid to act, you know. I'm not a big fan of Portman's, but they don't award Oscars based on jumping into cold lakes.

24 posted on 04/17/2011 9:41:34 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Eye of Unk
along with a Vietnamese child actor.

i believe two children died...

25 posted on 04/17/2011 9:46:49 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Blue Highway

Standing next to the Ice Queen, your cold weather indicaters would be showing too.


26 posted on 04/18/2011 3:50:38 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: rawcatslyentist; Blue Highway; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Better look at her breasts right there than in the lesbian scene (bra on).

Need to put my hand up to the screen though cause creepy looking old man on the left messes up the entire picture.


27 posted on 04/18/2011 5:54:54 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: rawcatslyentist; Blue Highway; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg

Better look at her breasts right there than in the lesbian scene (bra on).

Need to put my hand up to the screen though cause that creepy looking old man on the left messes up the entire picture.


28 posted on 04/18/2011 5:55:57 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: BenLurkin

29 posted on 04/18/2011 5:58:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Blue Highway; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; unkus

I am assuming the scene in Black Swan where she is playing with herself was neither acting nor a body double, correct?


30 posted on 04/18/2011 6:00:24 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: BenLurkin
Chilly room?
Bit of a nip in the air?(Japanese trampoline team joke)..nod nod...nudge nudge...;)
31 posted on 04/18/2011 6:10:13 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Perdogg; Lazamataz

Uhhh...Laz might’ve had a hand in that scene...


32 posted on 04/18/2011 6:13:57 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; rawcatslyentist

BTW, never have I been surer than Hillary has lesbian tendencies. She looks like Michael Moore in a chocolate chip factory.


33 posted on 04/18/2011 6:23:40 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Niuhuru

This is news? This has been going on ever since movies began.


34 posted on 04/18/2011 6:25:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zeppo

>>>>But... but... you mean that Hollywood films are not completely real?

Next thing you know someone will reveal that WWF, WWE, etc. are fake.


35 posted on 04/18/2011 6:27:26 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Blue Highway

Yep...Nat is darn-near nude in ‘Your Highness’. Have not seen the film, but did see the ‘red-band’ trailer for it. She (or her body double) is wearing nothing but a thong when she dives into the lake.


36 posted on 04/18/2011 6:30:36 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: mountainbunny

“Galaxy Quest” was an amusing movie in which aliens come to earth looking for a great commander who can rescue their civilization. They have seen the TV show “Galaxy Quest” and are convinced that the William Shatner-like lead actor can command their starship and do the job.


37 posted on 04/18/2011 6:33:15 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; rawcatslyentist; unkus; JSDude1; Blue Highway; Mr. Silverback; ...
The “All inclusive reply” PING!

Not sure about Hilly. I've thought of her as being asexual. OTOH, Chelsea looks a lot like Web Hubbell.

Bond flicks: Nice assessment! Rosamund Pike - HAWT!!!
I have never found Denise Richards to be attractive. Tanya Roberts, OTOH, still hot at ~55. Oh yeah!!!

Black Swan: “creepy looking old man” = Vincent Cassell who's married to Monica Bellucci, one of the hottest Italian women around. He was also the “Night Fox” in Ocean's 12 and 13. Another Tate-Polanski “HUH, how did HE land HER”?

Fleabaggers: Constitute the cornucopia of anti-American, anti-Traditional groups and causes.

The Donald: I'd still take him over Milt, Hucks, etc. The $100,000 question is: Is he for real or not. I don't know. I do know I LOVE what he's been doing the last couple weeks. Time will tell.

Detroit: Flatten it. Use Jack Kemp's “Areas of Entrepreneurship” idea and make it a tax/duty free shipping/receiving area or something. Maybe turn it into an attraction like the old LA in “Demolition Man” where the Scraps lived. It's too far gone to save as an actual population area. “Robocop” has come true.

Bernanke: A traitor that should be dealt with “Columbian” style. I have more respect for the average coke dealer on any street than him.

Beverly D’Angelo: Me likely the shower and swimming pool scenes in the original “National Lampoon's Vacation”. BOOB ALERT!!!

Milt: If he's “a moderate conservative”, than kiss my grits. Moderate, MAYBE, but no way conservative. Like I've been preaching, RomneyCare is an unforgivable sin. And he's not talking his way out of it. Non-starter.

38 posted on 04/18/2011 7:34:15 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Perdogg; Blue Highway; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; unkus

Great question!

Does Ms. Hershlag have a Twitter account to ask her this directly? :)


39 posted on 04/18/2011 7:44:42 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg

Convenient!

Hillary was actually the creepy old man I was referring to! Though Cassel isn’t easy on the eyes either.

I think Hill takes after Eleanor Roosevelt. I think she likes girls (she being the “man” with them) but also like many “lesbians” enjoys a good (blank) from powerful if ugly men like Bill and Webb Hubbell (maybe Chelsea’s real father).

I do find Denise Richards attractive but her character was ridiculous.

Did any of you guys see that film with Bev D’A “The Sentinel”? I’m loving the you tube video of the one scene in it that I’m sure is infamous if you know about it.


40 posted on 04/18/2011 10:13:40 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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41 posted on 04/18/2011 10:17:40 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Go to the 2:33 minute mark. I actually though She and Pierce had some real chemistry in the movie.

She wasn’t the problem with the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhGMpWJaq6k


42 posted on 04/18/2011 10:47:55 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Perdogg

I thought Christmas only comes once a year! I did like that part.


43 posted on 04/18/2011 10:58:49 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

You crazy! She was horrid. Looks wise, she’s not a pimple on Sophie Marceau’s sweet butt!

However you are right, Denise Silicone wasn’t the problem, that flick along with “Die Another Day” were comical.


44 posted on 04/18/2011 4:21:30 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; unkus; sickoflibs

Ah Hilly. I see what you’re saying.

Think I’ll buy an iPad. Jack@ss Jr. is proof that you don’t have to have a brain to be a politician.

I have not seen The Sentinel. Now I might have to. Thanks!

p.s. Even Chazz Manson doen’t like Obama (scroll to the very bottom):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1378178/Charles-Manson-breaks-20-year-silence-40th-anniversary-gruesome-Sharon-Tate-murders.html


45 posted on 04/18/2011 4:22:54 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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