“Scarlett Johansson admits hesitance towards portraying Black Widow in Avengers due to initial doubts”

At first, Scarlett Johansson had her doubts about taking on the role of Black Widow in The Avengers back in 2012. The talented actress, now 36, was quite skeptical about the idea of bringing together so many superheroes in one single film. In fact, she thought it would be nothing short of a disaster. The mere thought of seeing all the actors together in their superhero costumes was enough to make her question what she had gotten herself into. As she recently told The Gentlewoman, “Not a disaster, but, like, ‘What is this? What is this?'”

Second thoughts: Scarlett Johansson recently revealed that she was initially skeptical about taking on the role of Black Widow in the 2012 film The Avengers; she is pictured at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in 2020

Scarlett Johansson revealed that she had initial doubts about playing the role of Black Widow in The Avengers back in 2012. However, there was a particular moment during filming that made her feel more confident about the role. It was during the iconic shot of her and her fellow cast members standing amidst the rubble and chaos of a destroyed city that she felt like things were finally coming together. After watching the playback of that scene, she realized that the movie was going to work. Johansson has collaborated with various directors throughout her career and expressed missing the opportunity to analyze and interpret her roles with them, as she did with Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach.

Better than expected: The actress expressed that she and her castmates thought that the concept of a large-scale superhero film 'was going to be a disaster'; she is seen in character as Black Widow in 2012's The Avengers

Surprising Success: The female performer shared her thoughts on the creation of a superhero blockbuster with her fellow actors, admitting that they had low expectations for the project. However, she and her colleagues were in for a pleasant surprise when the film exceeded their initial doubts. In the accompanying image, she is dressed as Black Widow from the 2012 action flick The Avengers.

Addressing her concerns: The actress remarked that she and her fellow Avengers cast members were relieved when the filmmakers 'showed us the playback' of a scene where they all stood together in costume

The actress expressed her relief when the filmmakers showed them a playback of a scene where they all stood together in costume, along with her fellow Avengers cast members. She went on to share that Noah, the director, could spend hours just talking through one scene, and she appreciated how it became part of their life. She shared that she enjoyed problem-solving and figuring out why stuff is not working, and that’s the fun part of her job. The conversation then shifted to her personal life, and she confessed that she felt like she was having an out-of-body experience when the pandemic hit. She admitted feeling flummoxed when news broke about the coronavirus pandemic and the world suddenly shut down in front of her.

Figuring it out: While speaking about her time working with Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach, Johansson revealed that her favorite part about acting was 'figuring out why stuff is not working'; she is seen performing in the 2019 film

In a recent interview, Scarlett Johansson discussed her experience working with director Noah Baumbach on the 2019 film Marriage Story. She expressed her love for the process of acting and how she enjoys figuring out why certain things aren’t working in a scene. Johansson also shared her initial struggles with taking time off during the pandemic, describing it as an out-of-body experience. Initially, she tried to keep busy by learning new skills like playing guitar, but eventually found comfort in simply existing in the present moment. She also credited her five-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy for helping her stay grounded during the uncertain times of the pandemic.

Weathering it out: Johansson expressed enthusiasm for returning to her typically busy career, but noted that she wanted to wait for when she and her coworkers could be safely 'connected to one another'; she is seen at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Johansson recently shared her excitement about returning to her busy career, but emphasized the importance of waiting for the appropriate time when it is safe for everyone to connect with each other. As a parent, she acknowledged the significance of being present for her daughter during these uncertain times. Despite her eagerness to work, she expressed her discomfort with the current conditions and would rather wait until circumstances improve and people can work in a more connected environment.

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