Scarlett Johansson is an actress that’s turned heads and gotten attention ever since her first big roles, like Ghost World. It’s been clear that Johansson has always had talent and been destined for great things, but she’s slowly grown into the highest paid actress of our time and become a major player. Johansson’s success has a lot to do with her presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but for every major blockbuster that Johansson delivers, she also turns out a more personal picture that highlights the depth that she can bring to a project.

It may be easy for some to write off Johansson, but her work speaks for itself and recent projects like Marriage Story prove that she still has a lot of great work to come. Johansson has made a creative mark on all of her roles, but sometimes the details from behind production can expose a whole new side of a movie.

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15Her Was Filmed With An Entirely Different Voice For Samantha

Scarlett Johansson’s role of the voice Samantha in Spike Jonze’s Her is one of her best performances, even if she doesn’t physically appear in the picture. Curiously, Samantha Morton was the original voice for the part and even spent all of filming alongside Joaquin Phoenix to help with his performance. It was only during the editing of the film that Jonze felt Morton’s voice wasn’t working and enlisted Johansson, reports Indiewire.

14Thora Birch Was First Offered The Role Of Rebecca In Ghost World

One of Scarlett Johansson’s first and most formative roles is her performance as Rebecca in Ghost World. She and Thora Birch have great chemistry in the Terry Zwigoff film. The two seem irreplaceable in their parts, but apparently Birch was offered the role of Rebecca first, before she insisted that she’d be a better Enid, says BuzzFeed. It’d be a very different movie otherwise and who knows if Johansson still would have been involved.

13The People Lured In For Under The Skin Are Not Actors

Scarlett Johansson has tackled a lot of different, difficult roles, but her performance in Under the Skin is some of her best and most unique. She effectively taps into the mind of an alien who’s trying to experience Earth. Much of this involves her character luring in and understanding prey from off of the street. These aren’t actors. Hidden cameras were put in the van and they were only told it was a movie afterwards, to gain authenticity.

12Lost In Translation’s Crew Was Almost Arrested

Back when Sofia Coppola was making Lost in Translation, she was still a fresh filmmaker and not established in the industry, despite her connections. As a result, some of the movie’s shoot had to be done in secrecy since they didn’t have filming permits. Coppola told The Daily Beast that certain scenes set at Shibuya Crossing and Tokyo’s subway system led to police intervening and trying to catch the crew to arrest them.

11The Big Fight Scene In Marriage Story Had More Than 50 Takes

Marriage Story is an onslaught of an emotional movie and it doesn’t hold back from its raw nature. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are both incredible in their grueling performances, but their biggest fight scene was done more than fifty times to get it just right, according to Entertainment Weekly. The scene always had to be done in a single take and every element of it, even the pauses, were planned out.

10Emily Blunt Was The Original Black Widow In Iron Man 2

Scarlett Johansson has not just excelled in the role of Natasha Romanov, but she’s fully made the part her own and put a memorable stamp on the Marvel character. Johansson’s work is great, but Looper alleges that Favreau nearly cast Emily Blunt in the role and it wasn’t until scheduling conflicts with Gulliver’s Travels arose that she had to pull out and a replacement was needed. It was a blessing for Johansson and it still looks like the MCU is trying to find a role for Blunt.

9Lost In Translation Didn’t Have A Conventional Script

For Lost in Translation, budding filmmaker Sofia Coppola didn’t write the film’s screenplay in a traditional way and instead she adopted an approach that skewed more towards improvisation and a natural energy. Coppola’s script consists more of general scene descriptions, which allowed Johansson and Bill Murray to find their own character beats and develop their characters in their own ways.

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8Johansson’s Actual Calvin Klein Ads Are Put In The Island

The Michael Bay action film features Scarlett Johansson as Sarah Jordan, a character who’s a famous model. In the film, some of “Sarah’s” ads are shown, but they’re actual ads that Scarlett Johansson shot outside of the film for Calvin Klein. Bay just put them in the movie.

7Steven Soderbergh Produced An Unused Edit Of Her

Her is one of the more unique, but memorable, performances from Scarlett Johansson. Spike Jonze’s film tells a concise story, but his original edit was coming in at two-and-a-half hours. Indiewire reports that when Jonze struggled with edits, he asked his friend Steven Soderbergh to edit down his own version. Soderbergh returned with a 90-minute cut, which helped Jonze eventually come up with his two-hour version.

6Genndy Tartakovsky Did Storyboards For Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 has some truly incredible fight scenes, some of the best of which center around Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Favreau has a keen eye for action, but to make sure these sequences were as kinetic as possible the acclaimed animator, Genndy Tartakovsky of Samurai Jack and Clone Wars: The Animated Series fame, was hired to do the storyboards. His unique visual style helped the film have such an energized look to its combat.

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5Adam Pearson’s Character Doesn’t Wear Any Makeup In Under The Skin

Part of the joy of Scarlett Johansson’s Under the Skin is that it employs a lot of non-actors or performers that have an unconventional look. One of the biggest examples of this is Adam Pearson’s character, who becomes a victim for Johansson’s alien. Pearson has a condition known as neurofibromatosis and director Jonathan Glazer wanted to incorporate the condition through the character’s journey of discovery.

4She Dyed Her Hair Red Out Of Her Passion For Black Widow

Iron Man 2 introduces Natasha Romanov’s Black Widow into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it becomes one of Johansson’s most iconic roles of all-time. She was so adamant about getting the role that before she was even cast in the part she dyed her hair red so that she’d bear more of a resemblance to the character for her audition.

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3Her Character’s Facebook Page In Don Jon Is Real

Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, features a role that he wrote specifically for Johansson and she’s quite entertaining in the part. During Don Jon’s growing infatuation with Johansson’s character, Barbara Sugarman, her Facebook page is shown. They not only made this a functioning page in real life, but Barbara’s friends are actually real celebrities who have been given aliases for the sake of the movie.

2What Bob Whispers To Charlotte In Lost In Translation Remains A Secret

One of the biggest moments in Lost in Translation revolves around the final moment of intimacy between Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray’s characters, Charlotte and Bob. Bob whispers something to Charlotte at the end of the film and after all of this years, this message has never been revealed and remains a secret between Johansson, Murray, and Sofia Coppola. There’s plenty of speculation over it, but it remains just that.

1She Was Interested In Playing A Marvel Villain Before Playing A Hero

Iron Man 2 marks Johansson’s indoctrination into the MCU, but by the time of the sequel Marvel fever was already running mad. Johansson is a perfect addition to Iron Man 2, but during production of the movie, she revealed that before this happened, she had other comic book character aspirations. She in fact was interested in playing the Marvel villain Moonstone, at one point, but Black Widow is a much better fit for her.

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