Natalie Portman wants to get one thing straight when it comes to her choreographer fiancé: He’s actually a really good actor.
The “Black Swan” starlet scored Best Actress in a Drama at the Golden Globes on Sunday night (January 16), and when she took the stage, she not only thanked her soon-to-be hubby Benjamin Millepied — whom she met on the set of “Swan — but she pointed out that in addition to his top-notch ballet skills, he’s got some acting ability as well.
“Thank you to Benjamin, who is helping me continue this creation of creating more life,” the pregnant star said of Millepied after she thanked her parents for raising her.”Benjamin choreographed the film, and also you might remember him in the movie as the guy when they ask, ‘Would you sleep with that girl?’ And he’s like, ‘Pffsh, no.’ He’s the best actor. It’s not true: He totally wants to sleep with me!” she laughed heartily.
Portman snuck in some more humor when she thanked her “Swan” co-star Mila “Sweet Lips” Kunis, but she also gave a heartfelt shout-out to director Darren Aronofsky, with whom she had been plotting the now-award-winning project for a decade.
“Darren, I met you 10 years ago, and we talked about this for the first time, and thank you for continuing to work on this movie and then to give me such a beautiful, beautiful gift with this role,” she said. “Every time we finished our takes, you would say, ‘Now do this one for yourself,’ and that gave me such beautiful inspiration as an actor to not just be a muse, that I could create on my own as well. I love you so much and you’re the most wonderful and I’m so grateful to you.”
Sunday’s win is the second trophy Portman has picked up in three days. The starlet also nabbed Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Friday.
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