Maybe the motorcycle Natasha Romanoff, aka the Black Widow, was riding should have had a "Baby on Board" sign.
Scarlett Johansson, who stars as the Black Widow in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," revealed at a recent press conference for the film that she was indeed pregnant while filming but still performed those signature kick-ass stunts — with a little help from stunt doubles and special effects, that is.
"I don't think you're allowed to ride a motorcycle when you're still pregnant," the mother of 8-month-old daughter Rose Dorothy, with husband Romain Dauriac, said. "But I did. I did all of the motorcycle riding."
Of course, she admitted that it wasn't exactly a real motorcycle.
"I embarrassingly rode some sort of a mechanical bull type of motorcycle, which goes nowhere and doesn't look cool at all," she said.
Still, the 30-year-old actress was happy to work with choreographers on the multiple fight scenes in the movie, which opens May 1.
"[S]tarting a move and then finishing a move and all that work
being seamless takes a lot of choreography and team spirit. So every film is exciting 'cause I get new tools and new fun, cool stuff to
do, and luckily [director] Joss [Whedon] writes me some badass moves that make me look just epic
and it's awesome."
"I just said 'epic,' 'awesome' and 'badass' all in one sentence," she laughed. "I'm
done now. Thanks."
And speaking of epic, awesome and badass, the actress and her "Avengers" co-star Mark Ruffalo recently spoke to Cosmopolitan U.K., whose interviewer asked the pair to "flip the script" and answer familiar junket questions typically lobbed at the opposite sex.
While Ruffalo was asked about his red carpet attire, Johansson was asked about the film's stunts.