Pregnant actress Natalie Portman put her social life on hold while she was filming Black Swan because her strict diet meant she couldn't go out to dinner with her friends.
The star plays a ballet dancer in the new Darren Aronofsky-directed movie and she embarked on a punishing exercise routine and cut out all treats in a bid to slim down. Portman shed 20 pounds for the role, but the weight loss came at a price.
She tells Britain's Daily Record, "Darren said to me before the film, ';How much weight do you think you can lose without getting sick?'
"I was on a very strict diet. I wasn't unhealthy. I was still eating but very little. I had my little meals that were prepared and that was all I could eat during the day. So I didn't go out with my friends. I couldn't have meals. I wasn't drinking alcohol at all."
However, once the shoot was over, Portman wasted no time in indulging in her favorite dishes: "For my first meal after the film, I just started carb loading. I had pasta, bread and ice cream. I like my food."
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