Scarlett Johansson is among the most influential actresses in Hollywood right now. The talented actress was even named as the highest paid actress in 2018 and 2019. Now, nearly a decade after the film Her hit theaters, actress Scarlett Johansson is opening up about her odd ‘sex scene’ with co-star Joaquin Phoenix.
In the 2013 independent film, the 37-year-old actress voices the computer program Samantha, who eventually falls in love with writer Theodore, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Recently, Scarlett appeared on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, where she revealed how ‘awkward’ and ‘bizarre’ her sex scene with Phoenix really was.
“We tried to get through one take, and he was, like, losing it. He was so upset about it. He left the studio. He needed a break.”
Scarlett added the scene was so awkward because, “You don’t want to hear your voice ever. You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having an orgasm.” She also said that, “You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having a fake orgasm — ew. It’s so gross. It was so bizarre.”
Initially, Johansson was brought on to replace another actress, Samantha Morton, who director Spike Jonze had originally cast. She added that doing the actual recording work, “was so exhaustive,” and that “We recorded that movie in its entirety 40 or 50 times.” The actress also said director Jonze, “built me this weird little box, this little vocal box that I would be trapped in, like a little broom closet.”
Scarlett recalled sometimes Jonze would, “sit in there with me” adding it was “so bizarre,” and it was, “one of the most challenging jobs that I’ve done.” She also opened up about being ‘hypersexualized‘ when she started her acting career as a child. Meanwhile, you can check out her whole interview here. Keep checking on Thirsty for further updates.
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