Scarlett Johansson had played Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, in three Marvel movies by the time Joss Whedon reassembled the cast for Avengers: Age of Ultron, in theaters May 1. What might've once seemed familiar, however, proved to be the exact opposite when Johansson learned that she was pregnant with a daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac. E! News reporter/producer Will Marfuggi talked to the film's cast over the weekend, where the actress and Mark Ruffalo opened up about how Johansson's pregnancy affected production.
"I did as much as I could do and filled in all the blanks later on," said Johansson. When she was unable to film a particular scene, one of three stand-ins would wear dotted maps on their faces. The dot maps guided visual-effects artists who would later graft Johansson's face onto their bodies in post-production.
"I have a really amazing, amazing stunt team around me. My stunt double, Heidi Moneymaker—and that's her real name—is really incredible, and this time took a lot of the punches for me, literally," she added. "This is like our fourth or fifth movie together, so we kind of have a seamless thing between us."
Johansson enjoys "the physical part" of Marvel movies. "I like the fight choreography stuff and getting new weapons," she said. "I'm pretty active."