First Black Swan Poster Revised, With Horrifying Results

Posted on September 3, 2010

Natalie Portman Black Swan Poster comparison

Apparently the studio was not happy with the first promotional poster for Black Swan starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. The Photoshop guys gave Natalie top billing by moving her name over the other stars' names. That makes sense. She is the star and her performance has amazing buzz from the Venice Film Festival. But what Photoshop giveth, Photoshop taketh away.

In the second poster (on the right), Natalie's eyes are now gold, instead of red. Her head has been completely reshaped to be taller and skinnier. She looks much older. They moved the position of the tiara so her hairline is different. Her neck has been elongated and corded muscles now show. It's absolutely hideous: it doesn't even look like Natalie Portman. What were they thinking?

You can watch the trailer here. An image of Natalie wearing her Rodarte ballerina cotume was released earlier. The release date for the movie is December 1st.