Scarlett Johansson has always been a hottie, but she had to get in amazing shape for her Black Widow role in The Avengers. The actress has to kick some serious butt while strapped into a shiny black skintight catsuit, all while looking fabulous in the process. Not an easy task to do, but Scarlett manages to pull it off flawlessly.
Since the role was so physically demanding, Scarlett trained with Bobby Strom for two months and had a stunt double, Heidi Moneymaker. Strom made her do 90 minute circuit workouts several times a week, similar to those he had her do while training for Iron Man 2. Scarlett trained with dumbbells, resistance bands, medicine balls, and also by running intervals, which kept her svelte and agile for the role.
Johansson also trained in Mixed Martial Arts and used hand-to-hand combat weapons to practice for the part. The actress’ stunt double, Moneymaker, said they had about six weeks to prepare for the fight scenes in the film. Using various elements in training helped Scarlett perform excellently in her role.
Diet was also a big part of getting Scarlett in tip top shape for her action role. The actress focused on eating several small meals a day, instead of three square meals. Scarlett adopted a mostly vegan diet, and ate mostly oatmeal, fresh fruits and vegetables, salads, and lean proteins.
By Ikam Acosta