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-- -- -- back in session on the docket today Natalie Portman Oscar winning role.
In the blacks -- The ballerina who acted as Portland's dancing doubles in that movie is now stepping up apartments -- Claiming that and Natalie Portman was not so -- on her feet.
And that most of the full body dance scenes like this what we're not done by Portman at all but by her.
The dancing double as a woman name's Sarah -- shown here.
She claims that there was even a studio cover up.
To mislead the public about -- dancing ability and now she wants her fair share of the credit which she did not get.
In the -- And lanes allegations or even leading some online critics to suggest that Natalie Portman should lose her Oscar over that's.
So -- the legal right stand let's ask our panel criminal defense attorney jobs Phil -- and Fox News legal analyst Mercedes Colwin.
All right counsel let me start with you Mercedes -- a -- dead body double apparently did not get mean to credit in the film.
She is that very well known ballerina very accomplished.
And she basically is taking issue because one of the show's producers came out or that that the choreographer and suggested that Natalie.
Was being 85% movie where it was in fact Natalie dancing and she says that's just -- -- was 5% of Natalie the rest of me so does she have any legal rights.
I think she actually does it all depends on the -- -- she had what she did at the time over contract.
Obviously she signed a contract to be honest film she knew what she had to do she obviously was going to do most of the dancing.
But it's all the conversation is if during the conversation they're saying -- you're going to be giving credits are certainly going to show up but as one of the doubles.
Credibility to -- argument that there what this whole cover because one wouldn't you give her credit as one of the -- you don't have to say the body double but you certainly could give her credit.
For the choreographer.
For the dance routine she could've gotten some form of credit -- received -- and she claimed.
-- of the she was specifically told not to talk to the media about her work on the film.
And that she was basically credited as a stunt person but not by name.
And not as the as the person who did that the vast majority the dancing nonetheless the studio.
I mean according to what I've read -- they never promised her Rose Garden.
That's -- and I read the same thing and let's think that guy.
This is Hollywood.
Where people don't really get shot buildings don't really blown up and -- is don't really do you saying Natalie Portman didn't become a prima ballerina in the year she trained for this belt that's not -- -- you know it and -- still -- the Oscars I'm sure she did a great job.
I think in this -- but it -- Hollywood and that is the name of the game.
So I think his body double is you know.
Perhaps she could've negotiated our contract that says she -- name -- something other than a hand to model and it and about his stunt double what she didn't.
And did story she's tried to steal -- -- not it apparently is is this.
Argument that some sort of a fraud has been committed.
A Mercedes because she wasn't identified apparently specifically -- the body double and an even if she was even if you can make here with that she was -- This studios coming out and saying.
If the body double was barely -- it was all Natalee was virtually all Natalie and this body double is saying.
That is just not the truth you can't do those ballet moves.
This year's training she was a ballerina for 22 years I mean that's amazing Natalie Portman data for what eighteen months.
I mean let's be realistic here.
Certainly there be some transparent -- here the public was misled and especially now that there's a number these are all mentally 95% and Natalie.
We know they can't possibly be -- some of these stance was a very complicated and that's one of the things that that the prima -- think women this is really.
A slap in the face to all of us -- -- dedicate their lives to this dedicated our entire but practically all of her adult life she's been a ballerina.
Some credit has to be -- and filling -- some transparency to the public -- but but isn't that.
Contracts are for Johnny you know like you'd eat in hat -- have to do it should have take the money.
Nobody would have heard of you know necessarily an outside of the ballet world because -- would have this amazing opportunity.
And according to the film by the way they said they had their editor count the shots -- 139 dance shots in the film 111.
They say are Natalie Portman untouched.
28 are the dance double.
They say if you do the -- at 78 -- 75% now department.
Know precisely and again this all comes down to what she negotiated in her contract she got paid to -- I don't think they told him what percentage was going to be horrible and if they heard Natalie space is going to be digitize it doesn't matter she did the work she got paid for the work.
And in store.
-- -- -- hated it I thought I'd ask you both is Natalie Portman Oscar in any danger.
Not a chance slapping them added she had to write a reminds me of what -- story -- gal was saying for Natalie Wood.
She was given credit but she did all the singing and then flash dance who could forget that almost upset -- -- For Jennifer feels.
In any event Natalie Portman was certainly the one doing the actual acting so we agree on that point -- -- overseas thank you thank the final word that is that is any legal claim here the dancing double -- -- promised big billing as far as the record shows.
And Natalie Portman is not going to lose.
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