NEW YORK (CBS) Along with a lean and poised dancer's body, Natalie Portman landed a new beau while filming the psychological thriller "Black Swan."
The 29-year-old actress, who plays prima ballerina Nina Sayers in the Darren Aronofsky film, reportedly became romantically linked with the film's choreographer Benjamin Millepied, 32, a New York City Ballet principal dancer, while training for the film.
Portman, who is generating Oscar buzz and recently received a 2010 Independent Spirit Awards nomination for her role, spoke highly of Millepied's "creativity and intelligence" to People magazine at the film's premiere at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre Tuesday.
"He knows how to change when things aren't working well," Portman said. "Sometimes I just couldn't do something. No matter how hard I worked, I couldn't do it. He would fix it to make it something that I could do."
"He was really flexible. Working with film and working with actors rather than dancers, that flexibility was key," she added.