Scarlett Johansson confesses ‘Avengers’ was a ‘mental challenge’ but she’s ‘tougher than the men’
Following the premiere of “The Avengers” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson talked to press, continuing the promotion of the superhero film.
”I think just kind of going back day after day, knowing that you’re going to get the crap kicked out of you and do it willingly is sort of a challenge in itself, a mental challenge…but also I have to say that every time you fail at a stunt, it hurts until you get it right.”
Fans have been excited about Johansson’s Black Widow, especially after “The Avengers” clip which featured her battering some bad guys landed on the Internet. Co-star Chris Hemsworth (Thor) told Entertainment Tonight he’s not surprised.
“[Scarlett Johansson] ran the show. She’s tougher than the rest of us.”
The “Ghost World” actress says she really related to the Hulk and his anger issues.
“Eventually, you learn to channel it into other things that are more productive than just having those [angry] moments.”
While she’s set to return in “Iron Man 3“, Johansson is one of the few Avengers without a solo project, so what does the actress see in the Widow’s future on screen.
“She’s really the first female superhero. There’s a huge rich background for me to kind of pick from and play with and layer.”
“The Avengers” comes to theaters next month on May 4, 2012 while “Iron Man 3″ is a year later: May 3, 2013.