Scarlett Johansson has done an eclectic mix of commercial blockbusters and critically acclaimed films that have showcased not just her stunning good looks, but also her impressive acting talent. Her stint with the MCU as the swashbuckling agent Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow is probably the role that has given her the most visibility. After her introduction in the Iron Man franchise, Johansson became an integral part of the Avengers films and the MCU plotlines.
While the Match Point star nailed her Marvel character with her intensity and dexterity for action, she also faced a few hiccups when it came to delivering a few dialogues. During a press tour to promote Avengers: Endgame with the other cast members, Johansson elaborated on one scene that posed a challenge for her in Iron Man 2.
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Scarlett Johansson Struggled With A Dialogue In Iron Man 2
Being part of a glittering cast of top-rung Hollywood actors in a famous franchise like Marvel is bound to be full of memorable experiences. Black Widow actor Scarlett Johansson went down memory lane during a press tour for Avengers: Endgame and reminisced about the unforgettable times that she spent on set with her co-actors and the immense learning she received from being part of the MCU. Speaking on a particular incident in Iron Man 2, Johansson remembered a dialogue sequence that was completely out of her comfort zone as it had a lot of technical jargon that she wasn’t comfortable with.
“I had a line that went… ‘Bogies converging on the oracle pavilion. Lock and load, the fight’s coming to you’. I think it got cut — That’s how bad it was. I think actually, [director] Jon Favreau is saying the line and I’m just mouthing the words.”
Though Johansson actually spoke the lines correctly as it turned out, the dialogue was simplified for the final cut with the tech vocabulary toned down for better comfort.
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Scarlett Johansson Got Paid A Meagre Sum For Asteroid City
After being at the receiving end of shocking accusations from streaming bigwig Disney+ regarding her monetary worth, Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson answered her critics in the best way by signing up for a modest salary of just over $4000 a week in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, which opened in the Cannes film festival in May to positive responses. The film set in 1955, follows transformative events that occur at an annual Junior Stargazers Convention. Johansson played the role of a yesteryear icon rumored to be based on Bette Davis. Wes Anderson was all praise for the Marvel star and said,
“Scarlett’s voice is so expressive and interesting. I would say it’s her greatest strength.”
Despite a short 2 months of work and a modest payday, Scarlett Johansson connected with the script of Asteroid City at a personal level. The Black Widow star expressed a deep appreciation for the writers and confessed that she talked for hours with Wes Anderson after he sent her the script of the film.
“I was curious: Who is this person? How did she get here, to be so successful at that time? She’s this star of stage and screen — what drove her there?”
Johansson applied these questions and analysis to her character Midge Campbell, who is a 50s star. This is a role that Anderson reportedly conceived for the Avengers actor. Johansson added that while Anderson was a very structured director who did not deviate from a final script, she was able to navigate around aspects and nuances of her character while working within the filmmaker’s template.