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Darren Aronofsky Got Natalie Portman + Mila Kunis Drunk Enough To Kiss

With everybody loving Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, the director is free to continue his publicity tour rather than cowering in shame. Which means telling stories about how he got stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis to snog each other: with tequila! Because talented actresses need to be drunk to touch lips. Cooties! And after originally blocking out a full day and a half to shoot their same-sex smooch, Aronofsky “cut it short after feeling guilty about what he was putting the actresses through.”

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  • jason

    What a creep this Aronofsky guy seems to be. Portman and Kunis would appear to be just as creepy for letting a man manipulate them in this way.

  • Max

    Is this site for HATErosexual men???

  • patrick

    Are gay actors creepy for being manipulated by director into kissing opposite sex actors – or are they simply being paid to do the job they were hired to do?

    Actors do read scripts before they accept a role or at least their handlers read them for them. Its not like Natalie Porthole was grabbed off the street and forced to kiss a gal.

    Aronofsky is selling his film by working both sides of the country’s sexual idiocy. He’s apologizing for whoring out his female actresses hired to titillate an audience into buying a ticket.

    Not entirely unlike what political parties do. Tease tease tease…and then don’t deliver. Blue balls keeps them coming back for more.

  • Soupy

    I’m an actor. I’ve had to kiss several women on stage and film. I did not have to get drunk. It’s called acting for a reason.

  • Baxter

    @Soupy: But this is Natalie Portman we’re talking about. A cardboard box is a better actor than she is.

  • Gary

    Question to comment #4 – are you an ‘out’ actor?

  • Caleb

    It says at the beginning of the article that the two actresses are friends in real life. That would explain why he had to get them a little drunk. I wouldn’t want to make out with my friends… Male or female. That would be awkward for most people and might pose a challenge. I really dislike how this blog is always trying to make people look like gay bashing queer-haters. Just because someone isn’t constantly running around waving a rainbow flag and talking about how great the gays are doesn’t make them a homophobe. This post is overly sensitive. People shouldn’t have to walk on eggshells so as not to offend. I find this site kind of hateful. Which is ironic considering they’re trying to call others out for hateful and insensitive behavior.

  • Pygar

    @Caleb: It doesn’t matter if they’re friends. These grown women are professional actresses. We’re not talking about a spin the bottle party during Rush Week. It’s not over sensitive to object to the sophomoric way Aronofsky and a few publicists are trying to drum up interest in their movie.

  • Soupy

    @Gary, yes, I’m an out actor.

  • Soupy

    Reminds me of a great story. Dustin Hoffman was making “Marathon Man” and decided to spend the entire night running to prepare for a scene. The next day, Sir Laurence Olivier asked him what was wrong with him. Hoffman told him what he had done. Olivier replied, “My dear boy, why don’t you try acting?”

  • Pygar

    @Soupy: Sir Lawrence actually had tremendous respect for Dustin Hoffman. That story is less bitchy than people have made it out to be. It was more of a playful dig between co-workers. Hoffman talked about his admiration for Olivier in his interview on Inside the Actor’s Studio. God, I hope this is the last I hear of this anecdote, but I know it won’t be.

  • Soupy

    I’m sure that he did admire Larry. But Olivier often expressed contempt for “the method” school and made fun of it. Just read his autobiography.

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