Has it really been seven years since Natalie Portman’s turn as a platinum blonde stripper in Closer? Yes, but it’s been less than a month since she was spotted tongue fencing with Mila Kunis in Black Swan. Now the 29-year-old’s back with another pseudo-sexy headline. Universal, the movie bosses behind olden day comedy Your Highness, have CGI-d a bikini onto Portman’s previously naked bottom in the trailer for the movie. Yeah, you heard. And you do have rights.
The ‘correct’, original trailer is above, but as you can see from the pictures below, a later version was released with a snooty digital cover up depriving audiences of Portman’s legendary posterior. The decision was taken in order to get the trailer approved for screening to more audiences, but as it turns out, the film, which also stars James Franco, Danny McBride and Zooey Deschanel, will show the original, unaltered scenes when it hits screens in April. If there was a panic brewing, consider it squashed.
For the moment, here is what Universal Pictures did want you to see, but then changed their minds and didn’t want you to see. So fickle.