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Scarlett Johansson on Black Widow in The Avengers

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has entered talks with Marvel boss Kevin Feige about reprising her role as Black Widow for the character's own movie.

hollywood Updated: May 06, 2012 01:28 IST
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Hollywood actor-singer Scarlett Johansson was known more for low-key performances in films such as Lost in Translation and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but her introduction as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow (below) in Iron Man 2 brought the big change in her career.

And now, Johansson is bagging acclaim again for her mercenary role in the recently-released film, The Avengers. “In this film, Joss Whedon (the director) and I talked about her past. Who is she? How does she get to be a mercenary? We both wanted to see the darker side of her — why did she have to learn those skills?” says the 27-year-old.

ScarJo, as she is popularly known, had to master “Wushu style of fighting)” and also the Russian language for her part. “I had two days, so I had to learn it phonetically. We hired this great Russian translator, and she worked with the dialogue coach,” she says.

The actor also has a penchant for playing with her hair colour in her movie roles. Ask her if she enjoyed being a redhead for this one, she says, “It’s nice because it allows me to go a bit under the radar... I’m always happy when I do it because it’s the first step of the process of finding the character again. To me more than anything, the hair colour represents a huge piece of work that we dive head first into.”

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First Published: Apr 25, 2012 17:01 IST