I’ve added some new photos of Scarlett on the set of Captain America: Civil War in Atlanta yesterday (May 14).
Film Productions > Captain America: Civil War (2016) > On Set – May 14, 2015
STYLIST – She’s world famous yet incredibly private; effortlessly cool but secretly down-to-earth. Stylist meets the actress to discover what makes her tick.
Of all the things Stylist expected Scarlett Johansson to be into, RuPaul’s Drag Race was not one of them. See also cooking meatloaf and fan-girling over Clive Owen. But then, how much do we really know about the Hollywood star? She’s beguiled critics, audiences and co-stars alike since her big breakout in the late Nineties in The Horse Whisperer. Career-defining roles in Lost In Translation and Vicky Cristina Barcelona followed, leading to her current straddling of both the blockbuster world – starring in the Marvel franchise – and the arthouse with films like Under The Skin.
Yet she has managed to keep her private world just that. We know little of the life she shares with her French husband Romain Dauriac, a creative advertising exec, and their baby Rose Dorothy, living between Paris and New York. But the career choices she makes and her political advocacy – she’s campaigned for the Democrats in three elections now – suggest a smart, cultured and passionate mind. One that we wanted to know more about.
When Stylist meets 30-year-old Johansson she’s dressed in a sharp black trouser suit, her short crop swished to the side, New Romantic style. She wears a cluster of rings and a charm bracelet tattoo on her wrist – you have to squint to see the slogan it bears: ‘I Heart NY’. It’s a discreet declaration, but one that offers a tantalising glimpse behind the scenes.
In conversation. Johansson is equal parts fun and serious. Particularly striking is how she concentrates on you; studying your mannerisms as much as you do hers. This observational skill is one of the qualities that marks out every part she takes on, not least in her current role as Black Widow in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which she has built up into a truly three dimensional character since joining the Marvel family in 2010.
So, what lies behind the on-screen heroics? What are Johansson’s real life passions? Here, she tells Stylist what really makes her happy.
My TV Obsessions: I love RuPaul’s Drag Race. The show is delightful. That’s the guilty pleasure. I love [US chef] Anthony Bourdain. He has a great travel show called Parts Unknown. He’s my favourite. What else is on my ‘to watch’ list? I’m waiting for the second season of [historic drama] The Knick. Clive Owen is amazing. I totally geeked out when I saw him at a party recently. I was over-zealous. I’d met him before but this time I was like [frantically], “I just have to tell you I love you, oh my god.” I was talking about the season and what’s going to happen next. He must think I’m a freak.
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Avengers: Age of Ultron” proved its box-office might with an estimated $187.7-million launch in the U.S. and Canada–the second-best domestic opening weekend ever–but may have fallen short of No. 1 because of a boxing match.
Going into the weekend, the Disney Studios/Marvel film, which cost $250 million to make, had been tracking to debut between $190 million and $230 million, giving it decent odds at breaking the $207.4-million record set by “The Avengers” in 2012.
The studio, however, adjusted its expectations on Saturday evening given several major competing events, including the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao “fight of the century” in Las Vegas that kept some potential moviegoers in front of TV sets instead.
“Between the boxing match, NHL and NBA playoffs, the Kentucky Derby … looks like folks were distracted,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. “But the second-biggest opening in history of movie business is something to be proud of and also just the beginning of what we expect to be a spectacular run.”
“Age of Ultron” is the biggest debut for a sequel, coming in ahead of the $174.1-million opening weekend for “Iron Man 3” in May 2013. If “Age of Ultron” can get fans who missed opening weekend to turn out at theaters in Week 2, the film has a shot of duplicating the success of the first “Avengers” installment, which went on to make $1.5 billion worldwide.
Directed by Joss Whedon, “Age of Ultron” follows superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as they battle against technological villain Ultron (James Spader). Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star in the film as twins Wanda and Pietro Maximoff.
For those of you who didn’t catch Scarlett on last night’s Saturday Night Live, here’s a recap from the show. She did a great job hosting (as always) and I’ll work on adding screen captures and further images from the episode very soon.
THE WRAP – Returning to host “Saturday Night Live” for a fourth time, Scarlett Johansson noted that she’s changed since she was last on the show and said she’s now a “MILF” — “Mom in lots of films.” Taran Killam and Kenan Thompson found her lullaby version of Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” a little too sexy for babies, but the “SNL” audience approved.
Before Johansson’s monologue, the show opened with a crawl from NBC saying that since they’d already telecast “the whitest day in sports” with the Kentucky Derby then golf, they were just going to show the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight so that viewers wouldn’t change the channel — a goofball imitation of the fighters followed. No big laughs to start the show.
Right Side of the Bed – Sexy Southerners Return
Cecily Strong and Taran Killam teamed as Gracelynn and Cory, southerners who are constantly making jokes with lots of sexual euphemisms. Johansson played an Italian chef named Daniella — think Teresa Giudice — who was guesting to make the hosts a special cocktail.
Baltimore TV News – Calling the Game
Kenan and Taran performed as the Oriole’s Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer, calling the Orioles game that had no fans in the stands because of the civil unrest. Jim Palmer makes completely inappropriate, racially charged remarks as he calls the game. Johansson appeared as a reporter on the field at the game, which is being played with a Nerf bat.
Marvel’s ‘Black Widow: Age of Me’ Superhero Rom-Com Trailer
Johansson appeared as Black Widow starring in a movie trailer Marvel put out to prove that they “get” women. The spot-on trailer was packed back-to-back with rom-com tropes that showed Black Widow working in the fashion industry and having romances with Ultron and the Hulk.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out this beautiful photoshoot of Scarlett and Elizabeth Olsen for the Los Angeles Times. The accompanying article can be found below. Enjoy!
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots in 2015 > Session 002 – Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Elizabeth Olsen is doing more than bringing the Marvel Comics character Scarlet Witch to the big screen in Friday’s tentpole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” She’s also doubling the number of women on the Avengers roster.
“It’s really cool, and I don’t take it for granted,” said Olsen, 26, a self-professed fan of the comic book film franchise.
Previously, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, was the sole female member of the muscle-bound team of super-studs, comprising Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye. With four Marvel movies under her utility belt and a fifth (“Captain America: Civil War”) slated to begin filming next week, Johansson, 30, is a veteran of the flourishing Marvel Cinematic Universe. And she’s eager to welcome more women to the franchise.
“For so long, female superheroes have been mistreated, and I think women’s roles in general are often oversimplified and generic and saccharine,” said Johansson earlier this month at the Walt Disney Studio lot in Burbank.
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT – We love seeing Scarlett Johansson kick ass as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the actress caught our attention long before that. ET first met 13-year-old Scarlett back in 1998 to talk about her newest project, The Horse Whisperer.
In the movie, Scarlett plays Grace, a young girl injured in a tragic horseback riding accident, who learns how to get back in the saddle with the help of a horse expert, played by Robert Redford.
Though Scarlett played a skilled horseback rider, she admitted at the time that she had no training prior to taking on the movie.
“I didn’t know what I was doing and I was very unsure of myself,” Johansson told ET. “After taking many lessons and working with the wranglers, I became obsessed with it — so it’s a new thing for me, I’m excited.”
The movie was shot in beautiful Montana, the same state where she would marry her now-husband Romain Dauriac on Oct. 1, 2014.
“I could see having a vacation home there,” said Johansson of Montana. “Maybe someday I will have a home there and get to spend more time there.”
Keep checking back with ETonline for more flashbacks of the Avengers cast.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1.
I’ve updated the gallery with some new stills of Scarlett from Avengers: Age of Ultron. For those of you that have been lucky enough to see the film, what did you think? Be sure to let us know!
Film Productions > Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) > Stills
I’ve added some lovely new photos of Scarlett arriving at the taping of her eighth (and final) interview with David Letterman yesterday in New York City. The popular talk show host is retiring, and his final broadcast will air May 20 on CBS. I’ll certainly miss Scarlett’s dynamic with him-she had many great appearances on the show.
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2015 > Arriving at ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’