Scarlett Johansson has defended her decision to show full frontal nudity in her new movie Under The Skin.
The actress is seen fully naked but heavily blurred in stills from the movie, which have been setting message boards alight across the web.
The stills have been quietly released amid an undergound viral marketing campaign driving traffic to a site promoting the low-budget sci-fi movie, adapted from a Michel Faber novel.
And Scarlett has defended her choice to go nude in the movie, saying it had a ‘lot of intention behind it’.
‘The nudity is written in to the script and I hope the audience agrees that it’s, you know, it’s not really indulging,’ she told MTV.
‘It’s almost like biological in a weird way, I think, and there is a lot of intention behind it.’
And she admitted she did feel self-conscious before the filming.
‘You know I’m not a nudist by nature so of course you feel self-conscious about it beforehand.
‘But it actually allowed me to realize and explore what kind of judgments I had about myself because I had to abandon those and really see myself as blank sort of slate and it was an interesting exercise for sure.’
Along with the chatter generated by the ‘leaked’ nude pictures of Scarlett, a viral marketing campaign is also picking up interest in the film.
Rather than splashing out on big billboards, the marketing team have placed enticing adverts in the ‘personal section’ of Craigslist sites.
She hasn’t spoken about her pregnancy (said to be five months along), but Scarlett Johansson has assured fans that nothing with delay the production of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
The “In Good Company” cutie was busy promoting “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on Wednesday (March 12) when she was asked about any scheduling conflicts that may arise as a result of outside factors (such as her bun in the oven).
Johansson didn’t skip a beat, though she also never mentioned her pregnancy, and confidently stated that everything was moving along nicely.
Scarlett explained, “Everything for ‘Avengers 2’ — we’re full steam ahead. We start shooting in three weeks and I’m stunt training and we’re good to go. You know, I think it’s something that is [laughing] hard to talk about, exactly. You know, trying to skirt around your question exactly [laughs] — and, you know, doing a poor job of it. But, you know, like I said, everything is exactly on schedule… Everything is going just fine. The Black Widow always wins and will continue to.”
Though she failed to mention her little one, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige told Collider.com, “Well my first reaction was I was very happy for her and very excited for her.”
“My second reaction was we’ve got to move some pieces on the chess board around schedule-wise. But we didn’t change the script at all, which is sort of the most important things for us in terms of the storyline.”
Feige’s comments verify news that the 29-year-old actress is due to welcome her first child into the world with her fiancé Romain Dauriac.
Scarlett Johansson is going to be a mom! The 29-year-old Her actress is expecting her first child with fiance Romain Dauriac, a source confirms to Us Weekly.
Johansson’s pregnancy news comes six months after her rep confirmed to Us back in September that she was engaged to French journalist Dauriac. The couple first went public with their romance in November 2012.
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During a Jan. 15 appearance on Good Morning America, Johansson said their wedding was “far off.” “I’m not doing any wedding planning,” she said at the time.
The Don Jon actress, who was once married to Ryan Reynolds, revealed in the October 2013 issue of Esquire that Dauriac helped make her a less jealous person. “I didn’t think I was a jealous person until I started dating my current, my one-and-only,” she shared. “I think maybe in the past I didn’t have the same kind of investment. Not that I liked my partner less, I just wasn’t capable of it or caring that much.”
Scarlett Johansson is going to be a mom! The 29-year-old beauty is expecting her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac, multiple sources confirm to E! News.
The pregnancy news comes just six months after it was announced that the Oscar-nominated actress is planning to tie the knot with her French journalist beau. E! News confirmed the couple was engaged in September after ScarJo flashed her vintage Art Deco ring on that finger at the Venice Film Festival, with her rep adding that the lovebirds are “very happy.”
The expectant couple went public with their relationship in November 2012, not long after Johansson ended a roughly year-long romance with Nate Naylor. She and Ryan Reynolds divorced in July 2011 after almost three years of marriage. He tied the knot with Blake Lively last September.
And despite her whirlwind romance with Dauriac, Johansson is in no rush to walk down the aisle.
“I’m not doing any wedding planning,” the Her star said with a smile during an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday, Jan. 15, adding that swapping vows with her hunky man is “far off” from her mind at the moment.
But while her nuptials may not be her main focus, the Don Jon beauty admitted to wanting children.
“I would like to have my own family, that would be nice,” she told the Daily Mail in December 2013. “They say it’s never the right time and I am sure that’s true, but I think you have to plan it like anything else.”
“At some point it is something I look forward to,” she continued. “I am fortunate in that I have had a long career—20 years—that has been very diverse. So, you know, picking a time to plan a family feels like something that I could do and not feel as though I was missing out.”
Which is a far cry from what she told Elle U.K. in December 2012, admitting to the publication that she “never” thought about marriage.
“It’s really not important to me,” she said. “The only time I ever think about it is when people ask me, ‘Would I get married again?'”
“I’m not having kids anytime soon,” she added. “I’m in a nice relationship, I’m working a lot and, like I said, it’s not important to me.”
Oh, how times have changed.
Scarlett Johansson and her fiance Romain Dauriac are all dressed up while arriving for the 2014 Cesar Film Awards held at Theatre du Chatelet on Friday (February 28) in Paris, France. The 29-year-old actress was given the honorary Cesar award by Quentin Tarantino, who won the award in 2011. Scarlett is wearing a Dior jacket and pants, Jerome Rousseau shoes, and Cartier jewels.
Check out over 70 pics in the gallery, thanks to Claudia.
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