Is Scarlett Johansson kicking butt all the way to the bank?

July 10, 2012|By Danielle Paquette
  • Scarlett Johansson is definitely a star -- but is she a $20-million-per-film star?
Scarlett Johansson is definitely a star -- but is she a $20-million-per-film… (Frederick J. Brown / AFP…)

Scarlett Johansson is, of course, priceless — but has her Hollywood price actually risen to the top of the lady-actor payrolls?

A report out Monday claimed "The Avengers" femme fatale would earn a cool $20 million for her return to the superhero blockbuster’s sequel. That amount would trounce Angelina Jolie’s highest-paid actress record for her $19-million role in “The Tourist.”

ScarJo's character, Black Widow, is a fan favorite, and the actress played the leather-clad Russian agent with sultry verve. But she pocketed only $400,000 for her role in"Iron Man 2,"another sequel to a cash-cow production.

Having heard nothing about such exceptionally exorbitant earnings, ScarJo's rep told E! Online the report was unsubstantiated. It's not the only rumor the 28-year-old actress' camp has debunked recently.

Johansson's bikini body (also known as tabloid gold) was photographed lounging on a yacht this week off the coast of Italy, next to a muscular — and shirtless — unidentified man. New love interest? Is there something boyfriend Nate Naylor needs to know?

Nope. Turns out, mystery dude was just her longtime bodyguard.

"If you go back and look at photos from the premiere of the 'Avengers' in Rome, you'll see it's her security guard," her rep told the New York Daily News.


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