No one can deny that Scarlett Johansson doesn’t throw herself into a movie role, with the actress revealing that she had to learn Russian in just two days for her role as Black Widow in The Avengers (Avengers Assemble in the UK).
“I had two days, so I had to learn it phonetically,” Johansson told Reuters. ”I knew what I was saying but I had to be able to pronounce it and breathe some life into the lines so that it didn’t sound like I was repeating some Berlitz tape.
“We hired this great Russian translator, and she worked with the dialogue coach. She was really expressive, which helped, so my mouth found the words in a way that didn’t just sound like I was a parrot.”
Despite being the only female Avenger, the actress said that her male co-stars didn’t take it easy on her.
“If anything, the guys weren’t as delicate with me as I thought they would be,” she explains. “They like to play hard and always dragged me along for the ride. I’d always come back with battle wounds. But they’re a great group of guys. All of us got on so well.”
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