She may be pregnant with her first child, but that hasn’t slowed down Scarlett Johansson who is still busy on the promotional trail for her new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The 29-year-old actress arrived on stage in Beijing, China on Monday alongside co-stars Chris Evans and Samuel L Jackson wearing a pretty peplum dress by Antonio Berardi which cleverly disguised any hint of her growing baby bump.
Waving to the waiting crowds and looking delighted to be in the Chinese capital, Scarlett was positively glowing with her softer caramel highlighted hair pulled back off her face and a pair of elegant silver drop earrings to add some sparkle to her premiere outfit. The 29-year-old actress is engaged to Romain Dauriac, the owner of an independent advertising agency.
The French journalist proposed to the The Avengers actress over six months ago with a vintage Art Deco diamond engagement ring. Before she hooked up with Romain, Scarlett has had a somewhat rocky road of romances. She dated her Black Dahlia co-star Josh Harnett for two years before she met Ryan Reynolds and eventually married him. The two divorced in 2011 just three years after they married.
On the professional front, Scarlett has proved unstoppable since she first emerged as a child actress who successfully made the transition to more adult roles, winning a BAFTA in 2003 for her role in Lost In Translation. By far the most successful movie franchise she has been associated with is Marvel’s The Avengers.
She was brought back for the role in 2012’s The Avengers, then there’s this year’s upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and next year’s planned Avengers: Age of Ultron. At the London press conference for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Scarlett said she felt ‘forever wounded’ after suffering various injuries as a result of her action movie roles.
Having slipped back into a slinky catsuit of Black Widow for the third time Johansson admitted she has been suffering bumps and bruises ever since her first appearance as the former KGB agent in Iron Man 2. ‘I am forever wounded from these movies,’ Scarlett said. ‘I have old injuries from Iron Man 2 and I keep re-injuring them. That’s part of the joy and part of the process, I guess.’
Scarlett added that despite the risks, she prefers to do as much of her own stuntwork as possible, and enjoys comparing the ‘battle wounds’ with her male co-stars. As you sustain more injuries over time, it hurts for longer and things like that, but I guess I like to do as much of the stuntwork as possible and you take a little bit of a risk with that,’ she explained.