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31 Things Every Fan Should Know About Black Widow – Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson, who started her career at the very young age of 10, has successfully become the world’s highest-paid actress since 2018, and the third-highest-grossing box office star of all time. Her career has not been easy, with many ups and downs, and numerous career transformations. Here are some fascinating things to know about the actress:

  1. The lead character of Sondra Pransky in the Woody Allen’s movie “Scoop” was tailored specifically to Scarlett Johansson, since the director felt that she had an unused “funny” quality about her.
  2. Although the 1998 movie “The Horse Whisperer” was her seventh, she received an ‘introducing’ credit in this movie.
  3. During the production of the movie “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” she reportedly fell in love with a cat, out of all the animals used for filming, and she even named it Merkin. The production crew made all the arrangements for her adopt the cat and even went to great lengths to have it transported from Luxembourg to New York city.
  4. In the 1996 movie “Manny & Lo,” the family that is watching Manny and Lo at the golf course, are in reality Johansson’s parents, brother, and sister.
  5. She campaigned for Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential elections and expressed her displeasure when George W Bush was re-elected.
  6. She wanted the role of Natasha Romanov a.k.a Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so badly that she dyed her hair red in color, even before she was cast in the “Iron Man 2” movie.
  7. In the movie “The Island,” the black and white commercial featuring her character Sarah Jordan, at around one hour and thirteen minutes, was not specifically shot for the movie, but was actually a real commercial that starred Scarlett Johansson.
  8. It is reported that she insisted on going topless for the love scene in the movie “The Island.” However, the director Michael Bay had asked her to wear a black bra, in an effort to maintain the PG-13 classification.
  9. She became global ambassador for Oxfam, an aid and development organization in 2005. Later she resigned from her post due to criticism regarding her association with SodaStream.
  10. For the character of Annie Braddock in “The Nanny Diaries,” Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini is said to have written the screenplay, keeping Johansson in mind.
  11. In the movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” the director Woody Allen is said to have written the character of Cristina with her her in mind, just as he imagined Javier Bardem for the male lead character of Juan Antonio.
  12. Due to her commitment in the movie “The Avengers,” in which she reprises her role of Black Widow / Natasha Romanov, she reportedly turned down a role in the 2012 movie “Total Recall.”
  13. She is said to have done the nude scenes in the movie “Under the Skin,” all by herself, without using a body double. The said scenes were ranked at #1 by Mr. Skin on their list of “The Top 150 Greatest Celebrity Nude Scenes of All Time,” in August 2014.
  14. To help victims of Hurricane Maria that wrecked havoc in Dominica, Virgin Island, and Puerto Rico in 2017, she along with her Avengers co-stars helped raise $500,000.
  15. Despite the heavy criticism surrounding her character’s death in the “Avengers: Endgame,” she stood by the decision to have her character killed, claiming it to be the best ending to her character that made sense, and that it was death of honor.
  16. To protect women from harassment and discrimination she set up an initiative called “Time’s Up” along with 300 other women from Hollywood in 2018.
  17. She married Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in September 2008 and divorced in July 2011. She started a relationship with owner of Advertising Agency, Frenchman Romain Dauriac in 2012. She delivered their daughter in 2014 and married the Frenchman in October the same year.
  18. While attending Professional Children’s School in 2002 she dated her classmate Jack Antonoff. She then dated Josh Hartnett from 2004 until their separation in 2006.
  19. In preparation for her role as Black Widow / Natasha Romanov in the movie “Iron Man 2,” she trained for six weeks even before the principal photography started and also during the entire six months of shooting.
  20. The climatic fight scene in the “Marriage Story” between Scarlett and her co-star Adam Driver is said to have been filmed over a period of 2 days, and just over 50 takes. The scene, with its explosive nature, had to be taken in a single take, so the stars reportedly restarted the scene for every new take.
  21. She collaborated with Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan to form a band “Singles” in 2015. Their first single was “Candy”.
  22. Apart from her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she was offered the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl in the “Fantastic Four,” and also as Lois Lane in “Superman Returns.” But she lost the roles to Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth respectively.
  23. She is a very big fan of Tom Waits and is said to have recorded an album comprised entirely of Tom Waits covers. The album titled “Anywhere I Lay My Head” was released on May 16, 2008.
  24. The first time she saw her character Black Widow / Natasha Romanov’s cat suit in the “Iron Man 2” movie, she reportedly freaked out for a moment, wondering how she would move, let alone do the stunts in such a tight costume.
  25. In the 2013 movie “Don Jon,” director Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote the part of Jon specifically for Johansson and was really happy when she took the offer to star in the movie.
  26. During the filming of “Under the Skin” she and her co-star Adam Pearson had a competition about who could tell the most inappropriate joke, in which Pearson won. He claimed that Johansson had put up an excellent fight with him.
  27. She appeared as a leading lady in the music video “What Goes Around Comes Around”, which was nominated for the Video of the Year category in the MTV Video Music Award.
  28. For the lead role in “Lucy” director Luc Besson is said to have met with only a couple of actresses, but was impressed and decided that Johansson would be the perfect fit, when he saw how strongly she reacted to the story.
  29. In September 2011 her cell phone was hacked and her nude photos were published online. The hacker was captured and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Those images were sent to her former husband Reynolds 3 years ago.
  30. She reportedly auditioned for the role of Lisbeth Salander in the 2011 movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which she lost to Rooney Mara. She did not get the role as she was considered too attractive.
  31. Scarlett Johansson Net Worth: $140 Million
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