Paltrow denies fighting with Johansson
Paltrow said that the rumours are doing the rounds because people can't accept the fact that two actresses can be friends.
"People tell me, 'Oh you had a fight'. They're pitting you against each other and I just think, 'Why do we need to make a problem between women?' I think that's the part that's lame," she told People magazine.
Paltrow, 37, added that she found a kindred spirit in her 25-year-old costar.
"I adore Scarlett. I loved having her on set. She is really funny. She swears a lot. She has a dirty sense of humour. She loves to cook. She's like a girl after my own heart," Paltrow said.
The actress who got into top-notch shape for the sequel which arrives in theatres on May 7, fell off the exercise wagon in order to get into character for another film.
Still, she maintains that an active lifestyle is her priority.
"I think a healthy lifestyle is really important.We're meant to be active and strong. We're not meant to be sedentary creatures who kind of sit at a desk all day," she said.
"It's so important to walk home or just take a bike ride because it's how you're connected to your body. It keeps all kinds of health problems at bay," she added.