While she’s expecting her first bundle of joy, Scarlett Johansson remains undeterred and is actively promoting her latest film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
At 29, the actress graced the Beijing stage on Monday, sharing the spotlight with co-stars Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson. She donned an Antonio Berardi peplum dress, artfully masking her emerging baby bump.
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Elegance in Motion: A radiant Scarlett greets fans at the Beijing launch.
Subtle Elegance: Johansson’s dress choice masterfully conceals her pregnancy.
With fans eagerly awaiting her, Scarlett looked radiant in Beijing. Her soft caramel hair was styled away from her face, complemented by shimmering silver drop earrings that added a touch of glamour to her premiere ensemble.
Presently engaged to Romain Dauriac, owner of a boutique advertising firm, this 29-year-old actress sports an Art Deco diamond ring, symbolizing their six-month-old engagement.
Past Relationships: Scarlett’s journey to find love.
Starting her relationship timeline, Scarlett once dated her Black Dahlia co-star Josh Hartnett. Later, she crossed paths with Ryan Reynolds and they tied the knot, only to part ways in 2011, after three years.
On her career path, Johansson’s trajectory has been nothing short of remarkable. From her initial days as a child actress, she transitioned seamlessly into mature roles, bagging a BAFTA in 2003 for her performance in Lost In Translation.
Highlighting her Marvel association: Scarlett’s stint as the Black Widow.
Her association with Marvel’s The Avengers has been particularly noteworthy. She initially appeared in 2010’s Iron Man 2 as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. Since then, she’s reprised her iconic role three times, most recently in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Star-studded Affair: The Beijing premiere had Johansson flanked by Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans.
Amid the glitz and glamour in Beijing, the trio – Samuel, Scarlett, and Chris – shared a jovial moment before a massive audience.
Despite her numerous on-screen battles, Johansson, slipping into Black Widow’s outfit for the third time, confessed to enduring several physical hardships since her debut as the ex-KGB agent in Iron Man 2.
“I have lasting scars from these films,” Scarlett remarked. “Old injuries from Iron Man 2 tend to resurface. It’s part of the thrill, I suppose.”
She emphasized her preference to perform as many stunts as she can, despite potential risks, and finds camaraderie in comparing ‘battle scars’ with her male colleagues.
“As injuries accumulate over time, they tend to last longer,” she mused. “However, I’d rather be hands-on with my scenes than leave it entirely to the stunt team. Experiencing the action firsthand and having some ‘battle wounds’ to show for it feels authentic.”
But with motherhood on the horizon, Johansson might opt to let professionals handle the high-risk action scenes in future projects.