Who's right, Sarah Lane or Natalie Portman?
Well, that has been the question on all of our minds after we first revealed the Black Swan controversy that has catapulted into a major Oscar scandal.
No doubt, it's easy to accuse Lane of wanting her 15 minutes of fame, but read everything she has to say, and the American Ballet Theatre beauty doesn't seem as greedy as she is being pegged.
Now, the studio has officially released a statement, standing by Natalie and her dancing, where director Darren Aronofsky counters almost everything Lane has previously said.
As has costar Mila Kunis, who just recently joined the Portman defense bandwagon, vouching for Natalie's hard work.
"Natalie danced her ass off," Kunis told Entertainment Weekly. "I think it's unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention away from [the praise] Natalie deserved and got."
Sweet-lips Kunis went on to say that there was not a hint of ballerina denial in Portman's acting or dancing:
"She'll tell you, no, she was not on pointe when she did a fouette [turn]," Kunis said. "No one's going to deny that. But she did do every ounce of every one of her dances. [Lane] wasn't used for everything. It was more like a safety net. If Nat wasn't able to do something, you'd have a safety net. The same thing that I had -- I had a double as a safety net. We all did. No one ever denied it."
But those who know "safety net" Lane personally? They are standing by her intentions.
Plus, check out the real making of Black Swan above and glimpse the Lane-Portman face swap for yourself.
We couldn't help but wonder if Lane has been bitten by the Hollywood bug, but those who have worked with Lane in the ballet world say that's just not possible and suggest quite the opposite.
One professional Lane source, who says the ballerina was "exploited" by Fox, insists Lane is "very modest" and "an absolutely beautiful ballerina, one of the best at ABT, but she does not clamor for attention at all."
She goes on to say that Lane is "a sweet, modest young woman who some in the field think so highly of."
Furthermore, people have criticized her for failing to specify she wanted recognition as Natalie's dancing double in the credits.
Lane even agreed that she was naive in the experience, saying, "It was all my fault really because I didn't have a manager."
Still, she trusted those on the set to make sure she was properly credited:
"I thought they would kind of take care of me because they were really encouraging and really sweet and always saying how amazing I was. There were kind of rooting me on when I would have to do shots that were really hard and almost impossible even for a professional ballet dancer."
It's still unclear who's right in this ballet battle, but you can watch the facial replacement above, and decide for yourself, who is the real Black Swan?