It’s about a girl who gets turned into a swan and she needs love to break the spell, but her prince falls for the wrong girl so she kills herself.
I wrote (to) Natalie and I got her something when I had finished filming, saying, ‘I’m so sorry I had to say all those horrible things.
- Winona Ryder on working with Natalie Portman in Black Swan (2010)
Fun fact: The doctor who worked on Nina in Black Swan was actually Portman’s real life doctor.
We all know the story. Virginal girl, pure and sweet, trapped in the body of a swan. She desires freedom, but only true love can break the spell. Her wish is nearly granted in the form of a prince, but before he can declare his love, her lustful twin, the black swan, tricks and seduces him. Devastated, the white swan leaps off a cliff, killing herself and, in death, finds freedom.