Natalie Portman is blowing away critics and audiences with her dark, thrilling portrayal of perfectionist ballerina Nina Sayers in "Black Swan." The recent Golden Globe nominee glows on the cover of the January issue of Vogue, on newsstands Dec. 21, and she talks about that infamous lesbian sex scene, her ballet training and life in the Hollywood spotlight.
On some of the steamier scenes in "Black Swan:"
"Lesbian scenes, sex scenes, they're all over the place!" says Portman. "But because it's me, people are shocked. I see the value of a good‐girl persona --- it's so easy to subvert it!"