She is one of the most confident actress I have ever met, cause Scarlett Johansson is the Black Widow. We sat down for a brief interview with Scarlett Johansson and talked about her role in Captain America: Winter Solider, and as Black Widow.
When are we going see the Black Widow movie?
I think because Marvel, and particularly Kevin Feige is such a fan of the source material himself and understands that the fans are kind of what drive this train. If people want that, want to see that form, I’m sure that we can get something together.
..it would be wonderful to have the challenge of doing a female superhero movie where the protagonist didn’t rest on her feminine wiles and use every opportunity to strike a sexy pose in order to get the job done.
She uses her brain, wit and feminine wiles to get the job done. She’s a very playful character and also a character that has a really compelling story. Because she doesn’t- she has a kind of a gray moral code. She’s not black and white. I think it could be really a fun, fun opportunity to have. So, we’ll see. If you- if you request it, they will come.
In this film she’s like cupid? Why the transition?
Well first of all when the character is talking to Loki, you know she’s kind of putting up this front, you know, obviously. She’s not, as we come to realize, is not being completely honest with him. It’s partly for her widow face that she wears. And in this film we really get to see a lot more of Natasha. I like to think that Natasha has a romantic side.
She’s been really damaged. Um, I think that she very early on in the past probably learned to not care too much about people because they could be easily taken away from her and used against her. She probably didn’t want to hurt the people that she loved the most. And so she never needs them or never invested too much in them knowing that they- it would probably put them in danger. I think that she hopes that for someone like Cap- you know particularly Steve.
Because I think she sees someone who is…I think could have sort of have his life enriched by sharing it with somebody. That she sees someone that kind of yearns for that, but, you know, is also scarred by the series of events that have changed his life. And maybe she kind of sees in Steve a little bit of herself and wants something more for him.
Tell us about the Black Widow costume?
Scarlett Johansson: The Widow costume is probably the most comfortable of the superhero suits because it doesn’t require a built-in air conditioning unit, like Hemsworth’s does. I don’t have under armor. I don’t have a huge leather cape, headdress, whatever. It’s pretty straight forward. It’s kind of like a wet suit actually. Sort of this one piece. And I’m always amazed when it goes on and zips up. I’m like, “Wow. It’s on.”
It’s totally empowering because once you get on the belt and the gloves and the bracelets and your guns and the boots and, you know, it looks great. It’s bad-ass! And when I have my legs wrapped around some giant stunt guy’s head, and feel totally ridiculous hanging on for dear life… you know, it sells it.
Totally sells things that would otherwise look absolutely absurd. It changes the way you stand. It changes your posture. You’re more aware of your body, obviously. I’ve grown to love it. First, I was terrified of it. And now I embrace it because, you know, it embraces me, actually.
Tell us about the stunts you did?
Scarlett Johansson: Well first of all, my stunt girlfriend is this wonderful, wonderful stunt woman by the name of Heidi Moneymaker. that’s her real name. And yeah, she’s awesome. That’s awesome. She’s played the Widow every time along with me. So we have really worked together from the beginning to develop this fighting style that you see. It’s such a fun, it’s such a playful kind of fighting style.
You know, it’s bad-ass but it’s kind of sexy. It’s a little bit flirtatious, I guess, the style. And it’s balletic giving a kind of a little, a nod to her past gymnastics. And of course the Muay Thai and whatever else she would have learned with her kind of global experience.
In Iron Man, the fight sequences were really pretty fantastic, you know. A lot of gimmicky things that were just really fun to watch. In Avengers, there was a lot more gun play and stuff like that.
But this time around, a lot of the fighting was pretty gritty. A lot of it is kind of handheld weapons. It actually made it a lot easier for me because, you know, first of all the crazy acrobatic stuff that you see I start and finish, and then Heidi does ridiculous things with her body that I could never do. Even if it was my job. She’s amazing. And deserves most of the credit. I just basically wound myself trying to emulate whatever she does.
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