Scarlett Johansson is one of the most talented and beautiful stars in Hollywood. She rose to fame at a young age, and over the years, has proved her caliber with plentiful hits. The actress has received nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. Johansson made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with the film Iron Man 2, which was received well at the box office.
Since the actress joined the MCU with her role as Black Widow in Iron Man 2, she has become famous for her character. During an interview, the star opened up about being shocked to see her costume for the superhero character.
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Scarlett Johansson was shocked to see her Black Widow costume for Iron Man 2
After she accepted the role of Black Widow, it became a learning curve for the actress. Among the new experiences in the MCU was her costume for her character. Scarlett Johansson was shocked to see the outfit. Johansson shared in an interview that she had some idea about the costume, but seeing it, in reality, was very different.
The Lost in Translation fame said to Sci-Fi Movie Page,
“I knew it was going to be some kind of sexy unitard because I had researched the character in the comics. I’ve never worn anything like that before, so I had a freak-out moment that lasted about half a day, but then I said, ‘Okay, time to suck it up’ and just went full force into getting in shape to wear the costume and perform the physical action so it looked just right.”
In one of the episodes of Inside the Actors Studio, Johansson shared in detail the reason for her dislike for the costume.
“Who wants to get into something like that? You just think, ‘Oh God, really?’ Couldn’t it have some sort of peplum skirt or something like that. This thing is so, ‘There you are.’”
Iron Man 2, featuring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Scarlett Johansson, was directed by Jon Favreau and written by Justin Theroux. It was released in theaters in 2010.
Scarlett Johansson rejected this Black Widow costume for Iron Man 2
Scarlett Johansson initially rejected the costume made for her Black Widow look, but there was one more Black Widow outfit, which was even worse than the first one. As per the actress, the second Widow costume involved wearing tennis whites.
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Johansson said in a conversation with US Magazine,
“At the time, Marvel was interested in the character being a shape-shifter. When we were doing Captain America: The Winter Soldier – this is a really funny thing – the look is fantastic and utilitarian. She first drives up in this beautiful car and picks up Cap, and initially, in the script, it was like, she arrives in her tennis white, with a blonde wig. It was very quickly killed.”
The Under the Skin actress shared that the costume design was such because of the male writers of her role.
“Things were shifting. You have to be a part of the change. Audiences are also demanding stuff, and there’s a cultural shift and it feeds everything into a more progressive direction. It’s been a process, it’s been a process.”
Scarlett Johansson got her own shot with the movie Black Widow released in 2021.