Director Darren Aronofksy and his Black Swan cast ontinued the whirlwind promotional tour for the dark, ballerina thriller movie, appearing at the NYC premiere last night at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Producer Scott Franklin, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey all squeezed in for a picture on the red carpet.
Although Natalie and Mila are friends in real life, in Black Swan they had to be bitter rivals. Nat explained that in order to supersede that friendship, their director didn’t let them spend time together off set.
“It was strange because Darren definitely kept us separate during the filming because he wanted us to develop this rivalry,” Natalie explained to reporters. “Which, of course, we weren’t going to develop, because he kept us in different rooms but it was strange because we weren’t hanging out like we normally do.”
Meanwhile, it looks like Winona took a page out of Leighton Meester‘s fashion playbook: The Gossip Girl starlet rocked a suit at IFP’s Gotham Awards on Monday, and last night, Win went for a bulkier, dowdier all-black version. She does play a dancer past her prime threatened by younger rivals in Black Swan… just sayin’!