Scarlett Johansson: ‘Looking Tough is a Challenge’

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson worked out hard for her role as the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 — but she found convincing herself she looked the part harder than training for it.

The Hollywood beauty admits she was petrified about locking horns with costars twice her size.

“I did a lot of stunt training, weight training and all that stuff for Iron Man,” she said. “It took strength training to try to fit that mold. I wanted to be able to look at something and go, ‘Okay, I’m going to knock the s**t out of that person.’

“To believe that is a challenge in itself, especially when you’re 5’3″ and fighting someone who’s seemingly a giant. You have to be able to have conviction in that. That was just as much of a challenge as the actual physical part of it.”

Johansson, 24, recently revealed she’s keen to star in an Iron Man spin-off.

“I hope I get to come back and do it again,” she said. “The character certainly comes back. We see that she does in the comics and certainly she is a part of The Avengers.

“I don’t know if that is where it’s going to go but she is definitely a big part of The Avengers and she has many different incarnations and different storylines so I’m hoping she will be able to continue in that way.

“I’m hoping that if the fans like the character and support the character, we’ll see her again.”