How Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis Filmed Black Swan Sex Scene

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In May 2018, Black Swan actress Mila Kunis joined Ciara, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, and Maren Morris at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Mila Kunis showed off her new hairstyle at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20, 2018Mila Kunis showed off her new hairstyle at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20, 2018 (Credit: Apega / WENN)

8 years earlier, Macaulay Culkin’s ex-girlfriend filmed a lesbian sex scene with Natalie Portman in the psychological thriller Black Swan.

She portrayed Lily, a rival ballet dancer to the main character Nina Sayers, played by Natalie Portman. Mila was cast after director Darren Aronofsky saw her in the 2008 American romantic comedy film Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Mila Kunis portrays Natalie Portman's rival ballet dancer Lily in Black SwanMila Kunis portrays Natalie Portman’s rival ballet dancer Lily in Black Swan (Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

“I didn’t starve myself,” Kunis said in June 2016 during an appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show. With no experience in ballet, Sarah Hyland’s lookalike had to lose weight for the role.

“I did do it in the healthiest way possible. I don’t recommend anybody ever doing it.”

“I had to look skinny in order to look like a ballerina,” Kunis explained. “You fake it. So, the best way to fake it is to, unfortunately, look like it.”

“I never watched what I ate [before]. It was one of those things, for the first time in my life, I got a food delivery service,” she said about her diet.

Director Darren Aronofsky, Vincent Cassel, and Natalie Portman on the set of the Black Swan in New York CityDirector Darren Aronofsky, Vincent Cassel, and Natalie Portman on the set of the Black Swan in New York City on December 7, 2009 (Credit: WENN)

“And I’ll tell you this — I’m not promoting this at all — but I used to be a smoker, and so I smoked a lot of cigarettes and I ate a limited amount of calories.”

“Twelve-hundred calories and I smoked,” she reiterated about her struggle to lose weight. “I don’t advocate this at all. It was awful.” Kunis has since quit smoking.

“Darren would tell us things about each other to try to make us jealous. I think he was trying to create a rivalry in real life between us,” Portman told US Weekly about becoming friends with Mila Kunis on the set.

“Mila and I had had ‘sweatpants nights’ watching Top Chef,” Portman recalled, “and suddenly we were on set together in tutus, emaciated and tired.” She met her current husband Benjamin Millepied on the set of the film.

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis became friends filming the 2010 dance drama Black SwanNatalie Portman and Mila Kunis became friends filming the 2010 dance drama Black Swan (Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

“I didn’t really think through the fact that I was going to have to have sex with her in the movie,” Portman told MTV about the sex scene with Mila Kunis. Their characters end up having sex in Nina’s apartment after an evening of clubbing.

“It was pretty awkward. I almost feel like it would be easier to do it with someone you didn’t know,” she explained.

Actresses Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis attend the 2009 American Ballet Theatre Fall GalaActresses Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis attend the 2009 American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on October 7, 2009, in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero/ WENN)

“But, having said that, it was great to have a friend there who, we could laugh and make jokes and get over it together,” Portman added.

“There was no tequila! Not sure where that rumor came from, but it’s false,” Kunis told People about the lesbian sex scene. “I don’t think we could have done that scene if we were intoxicated.”

“They’re never comfortable, same-sex, opposite-sex, it’s never comfortable,” she added about filming intimate scenes.

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel attend the New York Premiere of "Black Swan"Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel attend the New York Premiere of “Black Swan” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 30, 2010, in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero/ WENN)

“It’s hard to have a sex scene, period. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friend, a male, a female,” Portman told reporters on the red carpet in 2010.

“You’re with 100-something crew members, lighting you, repositioning you, there’s no comfort whatsoever.”

Mila Kunis rocking a black and silver crystal-embellished cady skirtMila Kunis rocking a black and silver crystal-embellished cady skirt (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)

Showing off her new hairstyle at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, the then 34-year-old actress wore a black and silver crystal-embellished cady skirt paired with a black long sleeve crop top from the same David Koma Fall 2017 collection.

Her $2,125 skirt is quite a bargain compared to JLo’s $85,070 Roberto Cavalli croc creation. How do you like Mila’s set of bangs?

Mila Kunis styled her David Koma Fall 2017 look with black pointy-toe pumpsMila Kunis styled her David Koma Fall 2017 look with black pointy-toe pumps (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)

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Earlier the same month, Ashton Kutcher’s wife also attended Zoe Saldana’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony in black laceless ‘Annie’ brogues from The Frye Company that you can buy at Nordstrom.

Mila Kunis showed up to watch her friend Zoe Saldana receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood on May 3, 2018Mila Kunis showed up to watch her friend Zoe Saldana receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood on May 3, 2018 (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Mila, who worked with Zoe in the 2007 movie ‘After Sex’, spoke at the event to honor her friend.

“I admire you as a person, a wife, a sister, a mother, a businesswoman, and an actress. While the world knows you for the characters you have played, I have the privilege of knowing the working mom behind the scenes,” Mila said during the speech.

Mila Kunis rocking black Oxfords from Frye featuring hand-applied micro studsMila Kunis rocking black Oxfords from Frye featuring hand-applied micro-studs (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

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