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Scarlett Johansson has 'body worries'; rest of the world doomed

April 24, 2012|By Amy Hubbard
  • Scarlett Johansson attends the London premiere of "The Avengers" last week. She recently talked about "body worries."
Scarlett Johansson attends the London premiere of "The Avengers"… (Gareth Cattermole / Getty…)

Scarlett Johansson says all women have "body worries," including her.

Some of us are able to judge whether that's ridiculous.  Johansson's nude body, after all, pinged around the Internet not long ago, thanks to a hacker who disseminated pictures from the actress' smartphone showing her exposed backside and upper body.  Afterward, people may have been disgusted -- but certainly not by Johansson's figure.

One Ministry of Gossip staffer was inspired to note that she possessed a lower half granted by a higher power.

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For her new movie, "The Avengers," Johansson managed to overcome worries about her nonexistent physical inadequacies by working out until she was "bendy and fierce," as the Mirror reported, quoting from an interview the actress did on the British TV show "Daybreak."

"It hurts and it hurts and it hurts," Johansson said of her gym training -- but, she said, she worked out until it didn't hurt anymore. Then she slipped into her Black Widow catsuit and prepared to defend herself.

Johansson apparently relished taking part in the film's fight scenes. Her catsuit was reportedly in tatters after filming ended, because her male costars weren't afraid to get rough for the sake of art. They tried "to kill me for five or six months," the actress joked, according to LA Remix. 

When they weren't trying to beat her up, Johansson was one of the guys. She and fellow A-list stars -- Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner -- gave director Joss Whedon fits, The Times reported after the movie premiered earlier this month.

"When they all get together, my biggest problem is getting them to stop giggling," Whedon said. "I had to yell. I was like a schoolmarm."


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