You dreamt that this day would come. The rumor mill offered it up only to snatch it right back so cruelly last summer. But now they’re back — those Natalie Portman nude scene rumors, that is. This time, with clips!!
Way back in July, rumors swirled that Portman’s upcoming period piece, "Goya’s Ghosts," would feature the actress performing nude scenes. Publicists quickly deflated the speculation (and hopes of many, many fanboys) with the explanation that while yes, there are nude scenes, said shots would be performed by a body double.
Now thanks to Egotastic, you can be the judge. In three clips from the film, it very much appears that Portman is sans clothing and sans body double — but shot tastefully, mind you, without revealing too much.
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The clips are from some very disturbing torture scenes in which Portman’s character is interrogated by a sinister Javier Bardem. Directed by Milos Forman, "Goya’s Ghost" chronicles a scandal surrounding artist Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgard) whose muse (Portman) is accused of heresy and imprisoned by a Spanish Inquisitor (Bardem).
The film has already been released in Europe and nominated for three Goya awards (for Best Special Effects, Make-up and Hair, and Costume Design).
It may be safe to assume that the three clips from may not be available for much longer. So if you Portmanites out there are curious, check out the clips soon — the film is set to be distributed by IDP/Samuel Goldwyn films with a tentative Summer 2007 date.