You know what the best thing is about this Friday (April 4)? We’re getting a double helping of Scarlett Johansson in movie theaters — as Black Widow in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and as an alien seductress who likes to eat her men whole in “Under the Skin.”
While “Under the Skin” is definitely worth checking out, it may be a little hard to find. So most of us will watch Scarlett take her third turn as super-agent Natasha Romanoff in “Captain America,” where — alongside Cap (Chris Evans), the Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) — she hunts down a lethal assassin and uncovers a conspiracy to bring down the intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D.
The movie reunites Scarlett with Robert Redford, who plays the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and who directed and starred with the then-12-year-old actress in “The Horse Whisperer.” We sat down with the lovely Ms. Johansson (who is currently expecting her first child) to talk about that, what happens to the Widow in the next “Avengers” movie, and what Natasha does on her days off.
Moviefone: It’s great to see watch Black Widow evolve over the course of three movies. Did you know what was planned from the start?
Scarlett Johansson: I mean, that was the intention, of course, when I signed up for “Iron Man 2.” The hope was that the audience would respond to my version of the Widow Natasha and want to see more. Because, I mean, I had a wonderful time doing it but you just sort of got to be introduced to the character. And I think the idea of revealing her true identity at the end was in the hopes that people would want to kind of take that and run with it. Of course, I had a really fun, playful sequence in the end there.
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I’ve added some new HQ stills from Scarlett’s movie Captain America 2 The Winter Soldier, enjoy!
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Scarlett and Samuel were on the tv talk show/game show Saturday Night Takeaway on saturday in the UK on ITV. In the part “Little Ant & Dec” for a Super Hero Party. Both Scarlett and Samuel were very funney and took what was going on well. Screen caps and the video are now up for you all to see.
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Creating even more excitement around their anticipated film, the cast of “Captain America: The Winter Solider” attending the UK premiere on Thursday (March 20). The lovely Scarlett Johansson covered up her growing baby bump in a crimson cocktail dress as she posed with Captain America himself, Chris Evans.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opens in theatres on April 4! Thanks a lot to Claudia for donating all these amazing pictures.
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Here are some interviews with Scarlett for the press tour for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” so far.
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Scarlett Johansson has defended her decision to show full frontal nudity in her new movie Under The Skin.
The actress is seen fully naked but heavily blurred in stills from the movie, which have been setting message boards alight across the web.
The stills have been quietly released amid an undergound viral marketing campaign driving traffic to a site promoting the low-budget sci-fi movie, adapted from a Michel Faber novel.
And Scarlett has defended her choice to go nude in the movie, saying it had a ‘lot of intention behind it’.
‘The nudity is written in to the script and I hope the audience agrees that it’s, you know, it’s not really indulging,’ she told MTV.
‘It’s almost like biological in a weird way, I think, and there is a lot of intention behind it.’
And she admitted she did feel self-conscious before the filming.
‘You know I’m not a nudist by nature so of course you feel self-conscious about it beforehand.
‘But it actually allowed me to realize and explore what kind of judgments I had about myself because I had to abandon those and really see myself as blank sort of slate and it was an interesting exercise for sure.’
Along with the chatter generated by the ‘leaked’ nude pictures of Scarlett, a viral marketing campaign is also picking up interest in the film.
Rather than splashing out on big billboards, the marketing team have placed enticing adverts in the ‘personal section’ of Craigslist sites.
She hasn’t spoken about her pregnancy (said to be five months along), but Scarlett Johansson has assured fans that nothing with delay the production of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
The “In Good Company” cutie was busy promoting “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on Wednesday (March 12) when she was asked about any scheduling conflicts that may arise as a result of outside factors (such as her bun in the oven).
Johansson didn’t skip a beat, though she also never mentioned her pregnancy, and confidently stated that everything was moving along nicely.
Scarlett explained, “Everything for ‘Avengers 2’ — we’re full steam ahead. We start shooting in three weeks and I’m stunt training and we’re good to go. You know, I think it’s something that is [laughing] hard to talk about, exactly. You know, trying to skirt around your question exactly [laughs] — and, you know, doing a poor job of it. But, you know, like I said, everything is exactly on schedule… Everything is going just fine. The Black Widow always wins and will continue to.”
Though she failed to mention her little one, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige told Collider.com, “Well my first reaction was I was very happy for her and very excited for her.”
“My second reaction was we’ve got to move some pieces on the chess board around schedule-wise. But we didn’t change the script at all, which is sort of the most important things for us in terms of the storyline.”
Feige’s comments verify news that the 29-year-old actress is due to welcome her first child into the world with her fiancé Romain Dauriac.