Thanks to Claudia for donating these amazing scans of Scarlett featured on the cover of Best Movie (Italy), the August 8th issue. Check out scans in the gallery.
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Inspired by the colours of the Mediterranean and the feel of velvet – “an iconic fabric in our fashion collections,” says Domenico Dolce – Dolce & Gabbana’s first ever cream eye colours are perfect “for a deep, dramatic look,” according to international make-up artist Pat McGrath.
Launching next month, Dolce & Gabbana’s Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colours are big news, which is why the campaign to accompany the big reveal will star the beauty brand’s face, Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson.
Shot by Mert & Marcus, the advertising minimalist campaign sees Johansson in the creamy eye colours “evoking intense emotions just by catching your glance,” explain Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. “When we were looking for someone whose eyes embody the innermost essence of the Dolce & Gabbana woman, we could only think of one person: Scarlett. Her eyes can speak even when she does not.”
Black Widow is in mama-bear mode. Mark Ruffalo has his fingers in his ears, trying desperately not to Hulk out as Scarlett Johansson fires a pistol at a robotic menace that is shooting up the bar where they’re hiding. Or, wait a second …
Is that her?
“We only serve real Scarlett here,” deadpans Avengers: Age of Ultron writer-director Joss Whedon. But that’s not exactly true.
The 29-year-old actress is several months along in her pregnancy, but her gunslinging heroine character is not—so in this scene (set in the penthouse of the former Stark Tower, now Avengers headquarters) her growing belly is safely hidden by a billowing, high-waisted cocktail dress.
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“We’re not avoiding any of the danger because the stuntwomen do the danger—as has always been the case,” says Whedon. “She’s very central to the movie and when we heard [about the pregnancy] we scheduled things around that. She’s not going to spend the whole movie carrying groceries. We didn’t trim any scenes. We’re like: We’ll make it work.”
It’s not clear when the official movie still above was taken, or if it has been doctored, but if it were shot around the time of EW‘s set visit to Age of Ultron in late May, some visual effects work would be necessary to make it clear that Black Widow isn’t with child. (Those leather cat-suits don’t hide very much on their own.) Apart from digital wizardry, some old-fashioned techniques are also being used: “There’s a lot of close-ups,” Ruffalo says. “It’s not too hard at all.”
Also, at least three stunt-double dopplegangers (about triple the normal number) are on hand to step in whenever the action gets too intense. They look remarkably like her at first glance, but the doubles each have a telltale pattern of dots on their faces—guides for visual effects artists to graft the real Johansson’s face onto their bodies.
“It’s always funny. You walk by, ‘Hey Scarlett, oh. Weird. You’re not Scarlett at all. Sorry.’ A lot of fake Scarletts around,” says Chris Evans, who worked with her closely on Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Johansson also gets to do at least a portion of the ass-kicking. “She’s just been great. It really hasn’t slowed us down at all,” Evans adds. “She’ll be running around, diving and jumping and doing these things and you’re like ‘She seems like she’s got this.”
If anything, Robert Downey Jr. says her condition has made the dysfunctional super-squad story feel a little more carefully planned and less grueling for everybody.
“There’s the element of just God’s grace with Scarlett getting knocked up because that just civilized the whole thing right away,” jokes the Iron Man actor. “This is not going to be a massive grind. It’s not possible. We have to accommodate the latest news from headquarters, which is: ‘Oh my God, Scarlett Johansson is going to have a baby!’”
In the scene mentioned above between Black Widow and Bruce Banner, it really is the actual Johansson—not a double. And ironically, as the pregnant actress blasts away at an off-camera menace, it’s her co-star, Ruffalo, who is on his back doing labor-like breathing exercises.
“He’s trying not to Hulk out,” Ruffalo says. “He knows all the science of his body—what does anger, what does excitement do, physiologically speaking. You can’t have deep breathing and anxiety at one time. So he’s worked on controlling this stuff, he knows what he has to do to do it while it’s going down. I’m just laying in there because I don’t know how else to be. It’s basically like she said: ‘Do not go green.’”
When she’s not on camera, the Black Widow actress is the one being carefully watched by her castmates and crew. “Yeah, they’re very protective of her, and they try not to put her in any difficult situation,” Ruffalo says. “She’s pregnant, and she’s showing, and everyone loves and cares for her, so …”
But when Whedon calls “action,” Black Widow goes on the defensive. “In their relationship, she protects him,” Ruffalo says. “She kind of becomes his bodyguard, in a weird way. And he goes with it. I mean, Bruce, he’s a pacifist, man.”
It may be good parenthood training: Always better to prevent a tantrum than to reason with a kid who’s Hulking out.
Thanks to Claudia, I added scans of the latest Entertainment Weekly issue to the gallery. The scans feature a bog article about the new Avengers movie.
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The first still’s from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron are out now and Scarlett has one of them as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, And we at last get a good look at what her look will be this time. I’m loving her new look of her suit but don’t no yet about the hair. I would love to no what you all think about her new look?.
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The Lucy update’s keep coming, More new HQ stills from the movie are now out and up in the galley for you all, Enjoy!
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Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the Coen brothers’ drama “Hail Caesar.”
Jonah Hill is also in talks to join the cast.
She would join Josh Brolin and George Clooney. Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are also in negotiations to co-star.
Universal will distribute with the Coens producing, along with Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films.
The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who is working to keep a studio’s stars in line.
Johansson will play an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production. It’s a good fit, since Johansson announced in March that she was pregnant. She is engaged to Romain Dauriac.
The plan is to go into production this fall and given the size of the cast, Johansson’s role is not expected to take very long to shoot.
She can be seen next in Universal’s “Lucy” and just wrapped production on Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” She is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.