Chatting With The Fabulous Scarlett Johansson AKA Black Widow! #CaptainAmericaEvent


Hey All!

I recently had the opportunity young boys and men around the world dream about every day, I met Scarlett Johansson AKA Black Widow! Yes guys swoon! My fiance’ calls her his dream girl and I’m OK with it. He was even jealous! I got to chat with her about the upcoming Marvel film in which she stars, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She was so down to earth and down right lovely in person! It’s a rarity with Hollywood starlets now-a-days sad to say. I’m so happy ScarJo was everything we’d hope she would be!

Here is what she had to say about the film and her character Black Widow:

When are we gonna see the Black Widow movie?


Um, two years ago! Don’t print that! You know, the thing about working with Marvel it depends on how loud the audience voice is, , you know, if it kind of resounds in their ears.

I think because Marvel, and particularly Kevin Feige, is such a fan of the source material himself and understands that the fans are kind of what drive this train. You know, if people want that and they want to see that film, I’m sure that we can get something together.

In this film she’s like cupid? When we last saw her she was very stern and not about love at all. Like when she tells Loki Love is for children. Why the transition?


Well first of all when the character is talking to Loki, you know she’s kind of putting up this front, obviously. She’s not, as we come to realize, is not being completely honest with him. It’s partly for her widow face that she wears. And in this film we really get to see a lot more of you know, Natasha. I like to think that Natasha has a romantic side.

She’s been really damaged. I think that she very early on in the past probably learned to not care too much about people because they could be easily taken away from her and used against her. She probably didn’t want to hurt the people that she loved the most. And so she never needs them or never invested too much in them knowing them as it would probably put them in danger.  I think that she hopes that for someone like Captain to find love.

I think she sees someone who could have his life enriched by sharing it with somebody. That she sees someone that kind of yearns for that, but, you know, is also scarred by, the series of events that have changed his life. And maybe she’s kind of sees in Steve a little bit of herself and wants something more for him.


Tell us about the stunts you did?


Well first of all, my stunt girlfriend is this wonderful, wonderful stunt woman by the name of Heidi Moneymaker. That’s her real name. And yeah, she’s awesome.  And this is our third film and she’s played the Widow every time along with me. We have really worked together from the beginning to develop this fighting style that you see. We want to keep the consistency of it, it’s such a fun, it’s such a playful kind of fighting style.

You know, it’s badass but it’s kind of sexy. The style is a little bit flirtatious, I guess. And it’s balletic giving a kind of a little nod to her past gymnastics. That’s a bit of a nod to Heidi’s past. And of course the Muay Thai and whatever else she would have learned with her kind of global experience. And you know in Iron Man, the fight sequences were really pretty fantastic, you know.

A lot of like kind of gimmicky things that were just really fun to watch. In Avengers, of course, the weaponry, there was a lot more kind of gun play and stuff like that. Wielding all kinds of crazy alien guns, and that was a mess. But, but this time around, you know, a lot of the fighting was pretty gritty. A lot of it is kind of handheld weapons, like full on kind of fighting mono-y-Not mono. And, , you know, it actually made it a lot easier for me because first of all the crazy acrobatic stuff that you see I start and finish, and then Heidi does ridiculous things with her body that I could never do. Even if it was my job. She’s amazing. And deserves all the credit you know, a lot, most of the credit. A very brave and very inspiring person. I just basically wound myself trying to emulate whatever she does.

And, you know, hopefully they can use as much of my face as possible. And I like to do it, too. I like to be as involved as I can.  I don’t know, they let me do it ‘cause they’re nuts. There’s a big insurance policy on the film.

Tell us about the Black Widow costume.


The Widow costume, I have to say, it’s probably the most comfortable of the superhero suits because it doesn’t require a built-in air conditioning unit, like Hemsworth does. I don’t have a lot of under armor or any of that kind of stuff. I don’t have a huge leather cape, headdress, whatever, all that stuff. You know, it’s pretty straight forward. It’s kinda like a wet suit actually. Sort of this one piece. I’m always amazed when it goes on and zips up. I’m like, wow. It’s on.

It’s totally empowering because once you get the belt and the gloves and the bracelets and your guns and the boots and, you know it looks great. It’s badass and I think it makes when I have my legs wrapped around some giant stunt guy’s head or whatever, and feeling totally ridiculous hanging on for dear life, it sells it.

Totally sells things that would otherwise look absolutely absurd. It adds to the role a kind of superhero thing. It changes the way you stand. It changes your posture. You’re more aware of your body, obviously. You know, and I think when you walk on the set everybody’s like, yeah, it’s the Widow, you know. Looks good. I’ve grown to love it, you know. First I was terrified of it. And now I embrace it because, you know, it embraces me, actually.

I work hard to get into it and it you know, I’m proud to wear it. It’s fun. And then, of course, you know, kids love it which is great because, really, it looks very superhero-esque and you know, my friends kids that are girls, they love the way that it looks. And, you know it’s kind of utilitarian, but it’s got the feminine thing going to it. It’s fun for them to have that to, to put on as opposed to like the tiny little skirt. A little cover-up with a tutu, stuff like that.

It’s so great that she takes her role in these films and as a role model very seriously. She was kind enough to take a group shot with us and I of course took the opportunity to also gush about how I loved her in Don Jon! I could so see me and ScarJo being besties after having chatted with her! I know my fiance’ would love that!


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I was solely provided an all expense paid trip to attend this media event. All opinions are my own.