Scarlett Johansson wants to make it clear that she did most of the daring stunts in Captain America: The Winter Soldier herself. Only the most dangerous stunts were performed by doubles.
She emphasizes the importance of fully embracing the challenges and not simply relying on experts when things get tough. Despite the occasional pain and bruises, she enjoys performing stunts herself and doesn’t want to hand over that responsibility to others. On the set of Winter Soldier, her co-star Samuel L. Jackson would suggest that she leave the stunts to the experts to avoid getting hurt, but Scarlett chose to push through and do them herself. Check out the trailer below.
The character of Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: Winter Soldier, is depicted as a superhero with extraordinary abilities. However, Johansson clarified that she does have limitations and cannot perform all the stunts herself. She admitted to explaining to the director why she couldn’t do certain stunts and credited her stunt double, Heidi Moneymaker, for performing the more complex and physically demanding stunts. This demonstrates that even actors who play superheroes on screen have their own limits and rely on skilled professionals to execute the more challenging scenes.
The female daredevil suspended up high, exchanging blows with her opponent? That’s actually me! I’ve had the pleasure of working with the same group of stunt performers for three movies now, and I trust them wholeheartedly. This trust is crucial when it comes to executing action scenes perfectly.
In a recent premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in London, Scarlett was seen donning a stunning red outfit, shifting the focus from her looks to her actions. Having been in the public eye since her breakthrough role in Lost In Translation in 2003, Scarlett has recently been the subject of unprecedented attention towards her body. This is partly due to her nude scenes in the movie Under The Skin, where she played an alien seductress, and partly because of news about her pregnancy with French fiancé Romain Dauriac. Fans were eagerly waiting to spot a baby bump at premieres around the world. Despite all this, Scarlett managed to perfectly fit into Natasha’s skin-tight leather suit from the 2012 movie Avengers Assemble.
Scarlett, along with her co-stars Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans, was recently seen enjoying the Hollywood scene. When asked about her secret to staying fit, she jokingly replied that it’s by sticking to a kale-rich diet and remaining patient during wardrobe changes. However, Scarlett admits that the “sexiest woman” label that comes with wearing Natasha’s suit can be uncomfortable. While she understands that people want to keep the fantasy alive and put actors on a pedestal, she looks forward to taking on challenging and interesting roles in her 30s and 40s, where attention will not be solely based on her appearance. Overall, Scarlett is excited for what the future holds in her career.
In the upcoming sci-fi thriller Lucy, the talented actress will also make an appearance under the direction of Luc Besson. In The Winter Soldier, Scarlett’s superhuman character strives to blend in with her environment while trying to expose and eliminate the villains who aim to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. This top-secret organization plays a crucial role in protecting the world, and Natasha Romanoff is a significant member.
Scarlett reveals that maintaining her figure requires a diet rich in kale. Despite being a well-known movie star, Scarlett admits that she struggles to live a “normal” life due to her recognizable face. She understands that many young actors and celebrities want to blend in, but once you become famous, you have to accept your fate. Scarlett loves acting in successful films, but she has come to terms with the fact that people will constantly seek her out for attention. When she’s in New York, Scarlett tries to live as normal a life as possible by visiting shops, meeting new people, and exercising at the gym. Her family and friends provide a sense of grounding, although that sometimes changes when she’s performing stunts as Natasha Romanoff while suspended 40ft in the air.