Scarlett Johansson gives ‘The Skinny’ on being the Black Widow for Iron Man 2
Scarlett Johansson writes in the Huffington Post about the work involved in preparing for Iron Man 2, but in a healthy way, because she "would be absolutely mortified to discover that some 15-year-old girl in Kansas City read one of these "articles" and decided she wasn’t going to eat for a couple of weeks so she too could "crash diet" and look like Scarlett Johansson."
Since dedicating myself to getting into "superhero shape," several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3" frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.
I’m someone who has always publicly advocated for a healthy body image and the idea that the media would maintain that I have lost an impossible amount of weight by some sort of "crash diet" or miracle workout is ludicrous. I believe it’s reckless and dangerous for these publications to sell the story that these are acceptable ways to looking like a "movie star." It’s great to get tips on how to lead a healthier lifestyle, but I don’t want some imaginary account of "How She Did It!" I get into and stay in shape by eating a proper diet and maintaining a healthy amount of exercise. The press should be held accountable for the false ideals they sell to their readers regarding body image — that’s the real weight of the issue.
She also notes, "There is no magic wand to wave over oneself to look good in a latex catsuit." Unless, of course, you’re drawing it.
I believe the "magic wand" for looking good in a latex catsuit is called "The Airbrush." But it's hard to airbrush an entire movie. But, now that I've thought of it, somebody is going to invent it!
It's not impossible to airbrush an entire movie, it's just expensive. But assume for about $1.2 million a minute, you can have anything you want on the screen.
They did Russ… a point. Movie magic has allowed Patrick Stewart to be 20 years younger… allow aliens and complete "computer constructs" interact with human actors…. and hey, if you've ever seen a pauley shore movie, you've seen computer magic at it's best. You couldn't generate a performance that bad without some form of trickery.
Well, the technology is pretty much at the stage where if you have the cash and if you can describe it, they can put it on screen convincingly. Which bodes well for Ringworld and The Mote in God's Eye…Miss Johannson does sound remarkably sensibible in what she says.Cheers.
Not the 1st actress I would think of to play Natasha but, I'll deal. Rourke as Whiplash? Whiplash? No Mandarin, no Crimson Dynamo, no Titanium Man-Whiplash?
My understanding was that they were merging elements of the Crimson Dynamo in with the Whiplash character… Certainly doing that and having the Widow in there let's them tighten the focus to a Russian plotline rather than drag in too many elements a la Spidey 3. Plus they can do some more slow background build up with 'the ten rings' to draw Mandy in for IM 3. Overall, I'm still very much looking forward to this one!Cheers.
I still surprised at how slow I was to pick up on the 10 Rings element. Granted it wasn't really blatant in the first movie, but as a fanboy I usually figure I pick up on these things.Really glad they seem to be going for the slow build on it. The villain behind the villain behind the villain whose presence isn't even suspected for a while.
Bravo Scarlett! Such a beautiful and intelligent girl, and a much better "hollywood" role model for young girls than some others who get so much (more deserved) tabloid attention.Did it ever occur to you MEN that perhaps the "drawing" comment literally refers to drawing … as in drawing the actual COMICS? Not "airbrushing," as if she needed it. Then again … wasn't Rebecca Romijn's Mystique costume body paint? At any rate, loved the first one, and can't wait for the next!