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“Scarlett, you can’t go naked”: Scarlett Johansson and Michael Bay Had a Fight Over Her “Cheap As* Bra” Before Love Scene With Ewan McGregor

Scarlett Johansson is known for walking down the aisle of controversies alongside her massive success in Hollywood. There have been many headlines that the actress has been part of, and one such instance included Michael Bay. During the filming of a dystopian sci-fi action thriller, the Black Widow actress got into a fight with the director over an issue.

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

The movie’s director, Michael Bay, was already a pro at handling, courtesy of his past on-set experiences. Johansson, who was just 19 back then, didn’t want to wear a cheap a*s bra to the bed as she wanted her love scene with Ewan McGregor to be nothing but perfect.

Scarlett Johansson Wanted To Walk Naked To The Bed

During the filming of Michael Bay-directed, The Island, Scarlett Johansson got into a fight with the director over a cheap a*s bra she didn’t want to wear to bed while shooting a love scene with Ewan McGregor.

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Michael Bay was called to Scarlett Johansson’s trailer. The director revealed that he was prepared to have a conversation, he was “tired of having with many actors.” The Texas Chainsaw Massacre director famously said:

“The famous [story is the] director gets called to the actress’s trailer before she is called to do the love scene. How many times have I had to say, ‘Come on, come out. You look beautiful,’ etc. And I get a call from the assistant director. ‘She needs to see you.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, god. Here we go.’”

Evan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson in The Island (2005)
Scarlett Johansson played Sarah Jordan/Jordan Two Delta in The Island (2005)

While most stars object to onscreen n*dity, it was exactly the opposite for Johansson, who wanted to walk to the bed naked. Michael Bay also revealed that Scarlett Johansson was adamant to not come out of her trailer until the director met her demands.

Evan McGregor was impressed by how the 19-year-old Johansson handled being on Michael Bay’s set. The actor expressed his admiration for the Avengers star, stating “She’s together and wise about the whole thing,” also referring to her as “quite a tough cookie.”

The Island, however, grossed $162.9 million worldwide and was considered a box office bomb, mostly condemned for its poor publicity. Edward Jay Epstein of Slate criticized the movie, expressing that it wasn’t the directing, acting, or the story that failed, what truly failed was the marketing campaign.

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Scarlett Johansson Couldn’t Handle A Cheap A*s Bra!

Scarlett Johansson has continued to express some strong opinions on her love scene with Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor in The Island. She previously narrated that McGregor kissed like a 16-year-old schoolboy.

The actress, who was much younger than McGregor during the 2005 film, explained why she wanted to walk out naked:

“I’m not [expletive] wearing this bra! This cheap-ass bra! OK? I’m going naked. Who wakes up wearing a bra? It doesn’t happen.”

Scarlett Johansson in The Island (2005)
Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson in The Island (2005)

Michael Bay, on the other hand, expressed:

“I’m ready to do Ewan and her in her love scene and she’s not going to come out. I knock on the trailer of her door. ‘Scarlett?’ ‘Yes?’ The door opens.

You can’t go naked. The movie has to be PG-13.’”

The actress has been vocal about her pain of being “groomed and highly sexualized” in her early career. But again, she has continued to offer unconditional support to the ever-controversial Woody Allen, who once described a young Johansson as “sexually radioactive” in his memoir.

The Island (2005) is available for streaming on Netflix.

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