It's not without effort that Scarlett Johansson managed to get into the Black Widow suit when she first took on the character in “Iron Man 2.” “The Avengers” was no exception, but she's finally ditching the strict diet she was on.As comic book fans must already know, Scarlett plays Black Widow in the upcoming Marvel release, “The Avengers.”
To get into the leather catsuit was no walk in the park, and Scarlett admits for Fox News' PopTarts that she is sure her weight gain will be visible in a matter of weeks.
If so, we have the culprit straight from the horse's mouth, as the saying goes: buffalo wings. She simply can't get enough of them.
“Oh my good [I am obsessed] with buffalo chicken wings, I am addicted to them. You will have to roll me down the red carpet next time you see me,” the stunning star told PopTarts on the red carpet.
She also talked a bit about her training routine for the part and, obviously, it wasn't easy because it involved lots of physical exercise.
“You have to eat a really clean diet, a lot of kale and salmon. Basically you get all your nutrients and then training like crazy,” Scarlett said.
“The training is crazy, but you just suck it up and do it. There is a lot of strength training and agility training, and fight choreography. You go in, and you just do it,” she added.
Had it not been for the intensive training, Scarlett, the only female member of the group of superheroes, would not have been able to keep up with the rest of the team.
“It was absolute nonstop action, it was intense and just a rollercoaster of fights, stunts and explosions. Then of course you have all these characters that do not belong together, and we are in the same room, and try to fight it out between us,” she said.
This is not the first time that Scarlett opens up on the challenges of getting in shape for a part since, as noted above, she did the same when she first rocked the Black Widow catsuit in “Iron Man 2.”
However, back then, she got little screen time, so one would be right to assume she also put in less effort to train and get in shape, as compared to the physically demanding role in “The Avengers.”