Scarlett Johansson Says Filming While Pregnant Made It Easier

Scarlett Johansson

According to Scarlett Johansson, being pregnant while filming made her work easier. During the filming of Avengers: Age of Ultron she was carrying her first child. There were definitely some scenes and movements that were a little trickier, but overall things were much easier. She shared the news while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday.

When filming the first Avengers movie and then reprising her role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, there was rough housing with the guys. It would be difficult when it came to filming with four men, who definitely like their practical jokes. While pregnant, Johansson was able to get away from all the rough housing. She explained that it was like getting a “free pass.” That definitely made her life much easier.

For many women, the idea of working while pregnant would be a nightmare. There are so many symptoms that expectant mothers can suffer from, especially during their first trimester. For Johansson, it was not that bad. She said that she never felt that fatigued and she had no morning sickness throughout the pregnancy. It was a blessing, and meant that filming was not too difficult.

While talking to Ellen DeGeneres, she explained that she never expected to work while pregnant. It was a good thing that she was able to, and she enjoyed the whole time. Johansson said that being pregnant during filming certainly made her life on set easier.

The actress has been promoting Avenger: Age of Ultron a lot recently. It hit theaters yesterday in the United States. During the interviews, there have been questions about her daughter and her husband. While she has been quiet about her daughter, she has shared the secrets to making marriage work.

Johansson recently married second husband Romain Dauriac, and said that it “takes a lot of work” to make it work. They both have to put that work in, and she says that she is blessed with a man who is confident in love and confident in the position of his own career.

The Other Boleyn Girl actress seemed to express why her first marriage to Ryan Reynolds did not work. She commented that it is important for husband and wife to be in different fields when it comes to work. The recognition that Dauriac gets from his job has nothing to do with Johansson’s and that is something that she really loves.

She did comment a little about her daughter, saying that she wants Rose to grow up with a “normal life.” While she does not want to isolate the baby as she grows up, she does not want her to become “celebrity spawn.” There are times that she fears about being followed, but she refuses to allow people taking photos to bother her. She wants her daughter to feel as “safe and normal” as possible. There are many celebrities currently taking a stance against paparazzi snapping photos of their children.

Usually a very private person, the actress has certainly opened up a lot more recently. Johansson shared details with DeGeneres, including how being pregnant during filming made her life easier.

By Alexandria Ingham

Sources:

ABC

Parade Magazine

National Post

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