Scarlett Johansson likes doing her own stunts


Even though it left her in bruises and pain, Scarlett Johansson insisted on doing her own stunts on the set of new superhero movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Her co-star Samuel L. Jackson urged Johansson to let the professionals do her stunts, but the actress refused it as she wanted to make the movie look as real as possible.

“It’s important people know that I do my own stunts,” Scarlett explained. “If you just hand over to the experts when the going gets tough, I don’t think you are fully embracing the part.”


She also added: “I like doing the stunts. Oh, sure, it hurts sometimes. I came into work on Winter Soldier some days aching with bruises and bangs, and Samuel L. Jackson, my co-star, would say: ‘So why not just hand over that stuff to the experts, Scarlett, and save yourself from pain?’

“I explained to him why I just couldn’t do that. Please don’t think I’m stupid, though. I know my limitations. When Natasha, my character, has to bound 20 feet in the air and do four cartwheels, it’s my stunt double Heidi Moneymaker who’s doing that. But that woman hanging 60 feet in the air, taking punches and throwing punches? Well, that’s me.”

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2 responses to “Scarlett Johansson likes doing her own stunts”

  1. Geir says:

    Her acting ruined the first movie, her acting was that bad I actually can see Gwen is so much better and I don’t even think Gwen’s acting is Oscar worthy. She is all only a prop to look good for the make audience nothing else.

  2. Michael says:

    She is like the anti-sexy to be honest. Cute and buxom but not sexy. And probably one of the worst actresses in the business.