Scarlett Johansson says Joaquin Phoenix went crazy because of her fake orgasm sounds!
Clear, Joaquin Phoenix couldn’t handle filming an intimate scene with Scarlett Johansson while working on the film She – even though they’ve never touched!
The 47-year-old actor appeared in Spike JonzeThe 2013 sci-fi romance drama when a man named Theodore falls in love with the artificially intelligent virtual assistant Samantha, played by Scarlett in an acclaimed voiceover performance. Although the 37-year-old actress is not on screen, the two characters have been romantically linked by phone – which requires ScarJo to create fake orgasm sounds. Yes really. And according to Scarlett, the process of creating that steamy scene is anything but sexy!
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In a chat on Dax Shepard‘S Armchair specialist podcast this week, Black Widow The star revealed how she had to record herself pretending to have an orgasm for the movie. Scarlett recalls that when she and Joker stars were filming the scene together, he became annoyed the moment he had to walk away during filming! She speaks:
“Joaquin came in, we tried to get through a turn, and he lost it. He was like, angry… He did it, he did it live, and now he’s with me, in this weird theater, I’m in this box and he was staring at me, low light, and like, Spike there. It’s weird. He was so upset about it, he left the set. … He needs a break. “
For her part, Scarlett says she understands why Joaquin might feel intimidated by the scene, adding:
“You don’t want to hear your voice ever. You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having an orgasm. You certainly don’t want to hear what you hear as having a fake orgasm – ew. It’s gross.”
We can imagine that must have been a great moment on set! But it looks like it paid off, as the movie won a Spike an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and it was even nominated for Best Picture. ScarJo was certainly present in the conversation leading up to the award for Best Supporting Actress, but vocal performances – even when using the ability to record performances – are still considered not enough condition.
Elsewhere on the podcast, Scarlett mentioned being empowered early in her career:
“I became objective and got caught up in this way, where I felt like I wasn’t getting job offers for the things that I wanted to do. I remember thinking to myself, ‘I think people think I’m 40.’ Somehow, it’s no longer something to dream about and something I’m fighting against. “
In fact, being objectified has become such a norm that she believes her career will be “over” in an instant:
“I think everyone thought I was older and I was [acting] For a long time, I was hooked on this strange hyper-realization. I feel like [my career] finished. It’s like: that’s the kind of career you have, these are the roles you’ve played. And I said, “This is it?”
Will Perezcious readers react to her not-so-sexy reactions to being Hollywood sexy? Let us know in the comments section. You can also listen to the full interview HERE.
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