S*x scenes can get quite uncomfortable in movies, not only for the audience but for the actors involved as well. Scarlett Johansson, the Marvel actress, recently revealed how bad her fake orgasms were that her co-star Joaquin Phoenix had to leave the set to take a break.
The duo starred in the 2013 movie Her wherein Scarlett Johansson voices a computer program by the name of Samantha. Joaquin Phoenix’s character of Theodore ends up falling in love with her and the rest is history.
Scarlett Johansson’s Fake Orgasms Halted The Scene
As said before, Joaquin Phoenix’s character of Theodore falls in love with Scarlett Johansson-voiced computer program, Samantha. In a scene in Her (2013) the lead actor has to perform s*x with the computer program.
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The scene cuts to black but voices can be heard of the lead actors trying their best to give a true performance. After nearly 10 years post the film’s release Scarlett Johansson revealed that her fake orgasm voice was so bad and “cringe” that the Joker actor had to leave the set as “he was losing it”.
The Marvel actress spoke about the s*x scene in Dax Shephard’s Armchair Expert podcast wherein she revealed her experience of voicing an s*x scene.
“You don’t want to hear your voice ever. You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having an orgasm. You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having a fake orgasm — ew. It’s so gross. It was so bizarre.We tried to get through one take, and he [Joaquin Phoenix] was, like, losing it. He was so upset about it. He left the studio. He needed a break.”
The Black Widow actress further revealed that she hasn’t seen the movie for a long time but if she did, she would be mortified!
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Scarlett Johansson Felt She Was Hypersexualized
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During the earlier mentioned podcast, Scarlett Johansson let all hell break loose as she revealed that she had been hypersexualized since a young age. The Jojo Rabbit actress revealed that she thought her career was about to end due to the kind of roles that she had portrayed over the years.
“I kind of became objectified and pigeonholed in this way where I felt like I wasn’t getting offers for work for things that I wanted to do,”
She further revealed that the newer and younger generation of actors like Florence Pugh and Zendaya are able to express themselves more freely which she felt was good for the current age.
“I see younger actors that are in their 20s, it feels like they’re allowed to be all these different things. It’s another time, too. We’re not even allowed to really pigeonhole other actors anymore, thankfully, right? People are much more dynamic,”
Scarlett Johansson was last seen adorning the big screens as Miss Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow when Black Widow was released in 2021. The actress hasn’t appeared on the screen since but rumors of her starring in Dexter Fletcher’s Ghosted might prove to be true in 2023.
Her (2013) is available to rent on Apple TV+.