THE DAILY TELEGRAPH – While many celebrities new to motherhood make it sound effortless, as though they slipped into a vastly altered lifestyle with barely a glitch, Scarlett Johansson, who gave birth to Rose Dorothy last September, is a little more grounded.
“I’m such a newbie at this,” she admitted to News.com.au.
“I always really hate it when actors or people in the spotlight make giant grandiose statements about parenthood because it’s so, so personal,” she smiles.
“And I don’t profess to know anything more about parenting than anybody else.”
Johansson, 30, is raising her daughter with second hubby, French advertising executive, Romain Dauriac, between their homes in Paris and New York City.
Although she doesn’t wax lyrical about the joys or challenges of motherhood, she does acknowledge that her career and most certainly her life has forever changed.
“I have a greater responsibility now so that will definitely affect my schedule.
“Before (Rose), I just made the choices that were affecting me but now I’m responsible for somebody else. Eventually I will have to work less and it might even make me more discerning,” she says.Continue Reading
In addition to Saturday’s press conference for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett and the cast also posed for a portrait session to promote the movie at the Walt Disney studios in Burbank. For now, the photos are of medium quality, but I’ll do my best to update them with larger, better quality versions very soon.
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2015 > ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Portrait Session
With thanks once again to the lovely Claudia, I have added photos of Scarlett looking beautiful at the Avengers: Age of Ultron press conference held at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California on Saturday (April 11).
Public Appearances > Appearances in 2015 > ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Press Conference
With many thanks to my friends Annika and Claudia, I’ve updated the gallery with numerous scans featuring Avengers: Age of Ultron to the gallery–including the latest cover feature for Entertainment Weekly.
PEOPLE – Scarlett Johansson has played the Black Widow in a slew of Marvel films, but the demands of the role haven’t gotten any easier for her.
“I don’t think you’re allowed to ride a motorcycle when you’re so pregnant, but I did,” Johansson, who welcomed a daughter with Romain Dauriac in September, explained at a press event for the film at the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, Saturday. “I did all of the motorcycle riding. I embarrassingly rode some sort of mechanical-bull type of motorcycle, which goes nowhere and doesn’t look cool, at all. But, I had some very professional and amazing motor-cross morphing done that makes Black Widow look like a total badass.”
“Every film is exciting because I get new tools and fun new stuff to do, and luckily Joss writes me some badass moves that make me look like that,” she continued. “It”s awesome.”
Asked how she sees Black Widow moving forward in the Marvel universe, Scarlett explained the character’s arc in Avengers 2.
“In the beginning of Avengers 2, there is some sense, finally, of everything being normal, in a way… And at the end of Avengers 2, I think Widow… had this moment of false hope, where she felt like she’d put in the work and [felt] there should be some kind of personal payoff, and she was ready to accept it. And she realizes that her calling is a greater one, which is not necessarily something that she’s thrilled about.”
“That’s what is most heroic about her,” Johansson concluded. “She’s accepting the call of duty, even at her own personal loss. I think it’s an interesting place to leave her.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Scarlett Johansson is getting quite close to the five-timers club.
Saturday Night Live announced during this weekend’s Taraji P. Henson-hosted episode that the Lucy star is set to lead the May 2 installment. A musical guest has not yet been named.
The episode will air the day after Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, so it’s safe to assume that Johansson just may don her Black Widow costume.
This is her fourth time hosting the NBC sketch series, with the last time coming in 2010.
A new TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released, and it includes some previously unseen footage from the film (we see some new Natasha scenes around the 0:30 mark.)
The gallery has been updated with over 700 screen captures from the Blu-ray edition of He’s Just Not That Into You, the popular romatic ensemble which was released six years ago (crazy, right?). Although this is probably one of Scarlett’s overlooked roles, she turns in a strong performance as Anna, a yoga instructor who falls for a married man (Bradley Cooper) who she meets whilst grocery shopping. Sadly, many of her best moments were cut from the film-but thankfully ended up being released in the deleted scenes.
Film Productions > He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) > Blu-ray Screen Captures
Film Productions > He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) > Blu-ray Features – Deleted Scenes
Film Productions > He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) > Blu-ray Features – Six Words That Make Up a Film
Film Productions > He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) > Blu-ray Features – The Relationship Issue
With many thanks to my friend Claudia, I have added scans from the May issue of SFX to the gallery. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > SFX – May 2015
The nominations for 41st Annual Saturn Awards were announced yesterday and Scarlett has been shortlisted in the Supporting Actress category for her role in Captain America: Winter Soldier. The ceremony will take place on June 25, 2015 in Burbank. To view the full list of nominees, click here.
Best Supporting Actress In a Film:
Jessica Chastain — Interstellar
Scarlett Johansson — Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Evangeline Lily — The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Rene Russo — Nightcrawler
Emma Stone — Birdman
Meryl Streep — Into the Woods