Why Director Dropped The Project

BlindGossip – When this famous director dropped out of a high-profile project, there was some speculation that it was due to personal rather than professional reasons. He had broken up with an actress last year, and it was believed that each was taking time off from work to battle over the custody of their child/ren. What isn’t public knowledge is that their breakup was due in large part to his affair with another actress… who became pregnant with his baby. The jury is still out on whether or not any of the three will ever acknowledge the affair and/or the baby’s paternity.


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91 comments to Why Director Dropped The Project

  • dragonfly3

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    Actress1: Rachel Weisz
    Actress2: Natalie Portman

    Yeah, I said it!

    • mickeymammoth

      Why do I prefer the idea that Darren is the father of Natalie’s child, vs. that yucky guy Millepied? I guess I just can’t stand that guy… Also, keep in mind that it’s rumored that Rachel and Daniel Craig are an item, so maybe there was cheating on both sides. The question is: will Natalie end up with Darren later on?

      • Antaeus

        Well, well. Who’s the yucky one? I always assumed Millepied was gay and wondered how he got such a prominent beard. Now I know—La Portman has much more to hide.

      • Miss Chernobyl 2011

        lol, I thought I was the only one that wished they would just come out and get on with it. Millepied does come off kinda slimey. Not that anyone is squeaky clean at all in this case.

      • apple martini

        As slimy and fame-hungry as Millepied’s come off in this whole thing, I find Aronofsky and Portman’s behavior far “yuckier.”

  • escape2

    Director – Darren Aronofsky
    First Actress – Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress – Natalie Portman

  • tracking

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    Actress 1: Rachel Weisz
    Actress 2: Natalie Portman (?!)

  • kellyj

    Nick Cassavettes recently dropped out of the directing role in “Gotti.”

    He’s married to Heather Wahlquist.

    As for the actress – I’ll guess Evangeline Lilly. She was all hush-hush at first about whether she was pregnant or not. Now she claims the baby daddy is some production assistant on Lost.

    But the real question is why in this day and age are these people still going around having unprotected sex??

    • BrightStar

      I know, right? Hollywood has all the means to prevent pregnancy, and a surprising number of unplanned pregnancies (and STDs) STILL occur. It’s like they are the poster children for irresponsible sexual health. You know? We want teenage America to take responsibility for using protection, and freaking Natalie Portman, who’s supposedly Ivy League-educated, can’t even do it. I can understand not wanting to take hormonal birth control, but jeebus, get an copper IUD.

      • Violet

        Pregnancy isn’t the fault of the woman, nor is it her sole responsibility to prevent. The guy could just wear protection and reduce the chance of pregnancy by 99%. A lot of women don’t take hormonal birth control because of unwanted side effects, and copper IUDs can cause allergic reactions. Natalie may be Ivy League educated, but that doesn’t mean she’s immune to BC side effects. You don’t know anything about her situation to judge.

      • Shaboopy

        I dont think anyone was saying that it is completely a woman’s responsibility to prevent pregnancy but the point is that no matter her allergies or any particular situation there are numerous ways to prevent “accidents”. She is Ivy League educated so she should know better than to have unprotected sex with a married man without some form of protection. There are morning after pills, IUD’s, condoms, pills, spermicides…endless possibilities. Unless she purposely got pregnant, there are ZERO excuses for any two adults to procreate unless they want to. That responsibility is shared, but still. As a woman, I do feel that most of responsibility falls on the woman because its YOUR body that will have to carry a baby, and biologically and legally you will be the primary care giver. I can certainly judge her on that, no matter who the father is.

      • Please take your soapbox somewhere else. It’s 2011 for chrisakes.

    • treyc

      Wow! Great guess.

  • Calamity Jane

    Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz, & Natalie Portman. The movie being “Wolverine”.

  • Lucy

    Darren Aronofsky
    Rachael Weisz
    Natalie Portman

    • Lucy

      Forgot to mention my clue was “jury.”

      Does being put into moderation just for typing three names mean I’m right?

  • EmeraldCity

    Darren Aronofsky drops out of Wolverine…
    Rachel Weisz is divorced actress wife
    Natalie Portman is the affair baby
    OMG…this is so juicy! Thanks BG!
    Aronofsky/Weisz/Portman FTW!

  • EmeraldCity

    Also…if my guess were correctly (hypothetically) this would be so, so awkward…how would Benjamin Millepied or whatever fit in then??

    • Miss Chernobyl 2011

      This is most def
      director: Darren Aronofsky
      actress: Rachel Weisz
      actress: Natalie Portman

      The clues say the director and actress “broke up”, not “divorced” or divorcing. Unlike Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet, Aronofsky and Weisz were together for 9 years but were not married. They broke up last year around November. It was widely reported that he left The Wolverine due to child custody issues over their young son.

      • Miss Chernobyl 2011

        And let’s not forget the countless blinds recently with clues that point to Portman’s pregnancy and Aronofsky’s involvement.

      • elizabethalexandra

        Also the Mendes/Winslet split happened in March. Hardly ‘late’ last year.

  • Grandma


  • Oliver Tweets

    Director=Darren Aronofsky
    First actress=ex-wife Rachel Weisz
    Second actress=Natalie Portman

    I don’t think I’m spelling a few of the names correctly, but you get the picture. Millepied is the beard.

  • plum

    Darren Aronofsky/Rachel Weisz/Nathalie Portman? it’s an rumor since 6 months even if i think it’s untrue

  • tequilafish

    Director: Darren Aranofsky

    Movie: Wolverine

    First Actress: Rachel Weiss

    Second Actress: ?

  • Londongirl

    Director: Darren Aronovsky (dropped out of Wolverine)
    First actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second actress: Natalie Portman

  • Munchkin

    So that would be Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman with the movie being The Wolverine.

  • escape2

    She was in ‘relations’ with both of them…
    I guess that what the blind means by …the baby’s paternity being in question.

    • apple martini

      Yeah, that’s what’s funny. I can’t figure out if Millepied is 100% a beard or if they were actually seeing each other. The blind makes it seem like there’s no question as to who the father is (the director). So either Millepied’s going along in exchange for … something, the paternity isn’t as clear-cut as the blind suggests (it could be the director OR the boyfriend) or he’s just a chump.

      • anotherlibby

        I think Millepied did it for the fame. They can break up, and he will always be known as ‘Natalie Portman’s Baby Daddy.’
        He does have talent & respect in the ballet world, but that kind of name recognition can help secure his future.

        Portman’s a ho; she made out w/ SEAN PENN!

  • elizabethalexandra

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    First Actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress: Natalie Portman

    • elizabethalexandra

      I hope this one gets ‘solved’ so everyone knows what a jerk D.A is.
      I remember back around Marchish reading a post somewhere where a girl said she had seen him in a bar & had approached him to say she liked his films & he spent the remainder of the night hitting on her. When she commented on him having a fiance he proceeded to complain about how R.W spent too much time with their child.
      The worst part is, that’s only one of the many stories I’ve heard about him.

      • FamousPeopleDoStupidThings

        Hi Rachel!

      • Miss Chernobyl 2011

        Yeah, I wonder too if this will ever be solved. I couldn’t imagine that Portman will ever let anything jeopardize her good girl image so I think not.

      • wykkyd

        …well, I’ve got a news flash for Ms. Portman: that image has been permanently quashed. Her penchant for married men (anyone remember Sean Penn?) coupled with that air of superiority has blown her cover.

      • pushpins

        LOl, I totally agree with that ‘air of superiority’ comment!

      • CoCo

        She spent too much time with their child? Shame on her!

      • faboosh

        But weren’t there pics of Rachel w/ Daniel Craig last winter?

      • MDR

        The pics were from the set of a movie that they were shooting called Dream House in Toronto. Whether anything went on, who knows. And Weisz and Craig aren’t strangers to each other; they were acquaintances back in her London days.

    • elizabethalexandra

      “m to F$@$ off and she left.”

  • mspitstop

    I’m thinkin’ were are back to Black Swan again….

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    Actress/babymomma: Rachel Weisz
    Babymomma 2: Natalie ‘About to Drop’ Portman

    Let’s wait to see what colour hair the baby has … if it is nearly a ginga then Darren to for the win.

  • WinkTips

    Darren Aronofsky dropped out of the new Wolverine film. Had a breakup with Rachel Weisz, and is rumored to have sired Natalie Portman’s growing love child.

  • UrbanFox

    Director: David Aronofsky
    1st actress: Rachael Weiss
    2nd actress: Natalie Portman

  • crankypants

    Director: Sam Mendes
    First Actress: Kate Winslet
    Second Actress: Rebecca Hall

  • miz_fabulous

    Director: Sam Mendes

    First Actress: Kate Winslet

    Second Actress: no idea

  • PrincessMuse

    Darren Aronofsky
    Rachel Weisz
    Natalie Portman?

  • Ralphie

    Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. Can’t have that negative buzz around Natalie when she’s campaigning for her Oscar, so enter Millipied.

  • geewhiz

    Director: Aronofsky
    First Actress: Weisz
    Second Actress: Portman

  • geewhiz

    Director: D. Aronofsky
    First Actress: R. Weisz
    Second Actress: N. Portman

  • gradys_shoe_closet

    Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), film he dropped out of – Wolverine sequel
    1st Actress: Rachel Weisz (his ex)
    2nd Actress: Natalie Portman

  • Clare

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    Actress/Significant Other: Rachel Weisz
    Actress #2: Natalie Portman

  • insider1970

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    First Actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress: Natalie Portman

    Too obvious..The project being “Wolverine”

    • insider1970

      Also, it’s interesting to note that Weisz was earlier in a film named “Runaway Jury”, so maybe the word “jury” in the blind is a hint.

  • KittyKat

    Director: Darren Aronofsky (recently dropped out of Wolverine movie)
    First Actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress: Maybe Natalie Portman?

  • Kate252

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    First Actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress: Natalie Portman

  • MrSuper

    Easy as pie!

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    First Actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress: Natalie Portman (during Black Swan)

    There was also another blind doing the rounds early this year about the same 3 which basically hinted at the same thing.

    Rachel knew about the affair which is why she dumped his ass and broke up with Darren. Whether she knows about the baby being his i’ve no idea about, but surely Benjamin can;’t be that stupid??!! If he knows about the affair then surely he must wonder if the baby is his?

    Oh so complicated!

    • apple martini

      Indeed. Makes you lose a lot of respect for Aronofsky and Portman if it’s true. Especially given her tendencies toward self-righteousness (“I’m a vegan, aren’t I just amazing?!”).

  • Anaishilator

    This so………sounds like Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman.

    Wasnt there a blind a few months ago talking about awkward sitting arrangements at an awards show with an actress sitting with a) her lover and b) her director with whom
    she had an affair , unbeknownst to her lover?

    And then there was another blind speculating on the paternity of an actresses baby?

    I so hope this is true.

    • Orion

      Yeah, you got it all right. Good for Rachel Weisz to dump Darren and now she’s with Daniel Craig. He looks better than Daren and is a respected actor.

      • anotherlibby

        Aronofsky makes awesome films, sure. Daniel Craig is also amazingly talented…AND smokin’ hot!
        Rachel traded up, for sure. ITA

  • Anaishilator

    Upon further review, Aronofsky recently backed out of “Wolverine” saying that
    shooting would have kept him away from his “family” for too long. This article mentions
    the custody issue.


  • Charshank Redemption

    Director: Darren Aranofsky (he dropped out of the new Wolverine movie)
    Actress 1: Rachel Weisz
    Acress 2: Natalie Portman

  • meme

    lots of blinds about this… and they all seems to focus in on
    Darren A
    Rachel W
    Nat P

  • shelaur22

    Darren Aronofsky (dropped out of The Wolverine)
    Actress 1: Rachel Weisz
    Actress 2: Natalie Portman

  • Yabby

    Darren Aronofsky (Dropped out of WOLVERINE film)
    Rachel Weitz
    Natalie Portman

  • ella

    director darren aronofsky (project: wolverine)
    first actress: rachel weisz
    second actress: natalie portman

  • seancaley

    1. darren aronofsky
    2. rachel weisz
    3. natalie portman

  • pricey524

    Natalie Portman and whatever her fiance’s name is and the director of black swan. Did the director drop out of any high profile projects? Way too lazy to look up their names right now.

  • bbgirl

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    First Actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress: Natalie Portman


    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    First Actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress: No idea. How crazy if it was Natalie Portman!

  • DGBigD7

    Director: Darren Aronofsky (dropped out of “Wolverine”)
    1st Actress: Rachel Weisz
    2nd Actress: Natalie Portman

  • KWDragon

    Director: Darren Aronofsky

    First Actress: Rachael Weisz

    Second Actress: Natalie Portman

    Movie he dropped out of: RoboCop remake

    The timelines add up…

  • apple martini

    Director: Darren Aronofosky
    Actress 1: Rachel Weisz
    Actress 2: Natalie Portman
    Project: The Wolverine

    There have been other blinds that seemed to hint at Portman and Aronofsky and that he’s the father of her child, not Millepied.

    • apple martini

      Oh, I also think that “jury” is a huge hint back to Weisz, and the article just says that the director and first actress “broke up,” not that they were married, which Aronofsky and Weisz weren’t. It’s gotta be them.

  • Kiki72

    Do Weisz and Aronofsky have children??? If not than the Mendes, Winslet, Hall trio sounds more correct…

  • Kiki72

    Oops they do have kids or a kid…
    Then I go for the Aronofsky / Weisz / Portman trio FTW!!!

  • ILoveDlisted

    I agree with my fellow gossipers!
    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    Actress1: Rachel Weisz
    Actress2: Natalie Portman

  • rayodeplata

    As much as I hate to think Natalie Portman lied/cheated like this, I have to say I’m on board with this guess.

    BG, please solve this item someday! It’s never too late to know the (ugly) truth :(

  • Peace247

    Would explain why Portman was so gushy and chatty about what a great Miliepied is. For some reason it felt like Portman was trying way to hard to convince us what a great boyfriend he is.

  • dee123

    Director: Darren Aronofsky
    First Actress: Rachel Weisz
    Second Actress: ????
    He dropped out of Wolverine but the 2nd Actress has me stumped.

  • MPaige

    Is this January Jones???? Is that why she is not saying who the father is?

  • Oliver Tweets

    I know I’m commenting on something WAAAY old… but with the release of Natalie Portman’s son’s picture today, I’m wondering how she can cover up the fact that baby has blond hair & blue eyes… and looks a lot like Darren Aronofsky’s little boy!