Scarlett shaped up for Iron Man
Published 23/04/2010 | 11:52
Scarlett Johansson has revealed how she got in shape to fit into her skin-tight catsuit for Iron Man 2.
The Vicky Cristina Barcelona star had to build up her strength as undercover spy Black Widow in the action sequel.
She told the Independent: "One of the biggest motivators was when I first saw my costume - the Lycra catsuit; the first time I saw it, I was like, 'If I've gotta get into that thing, I better start now'."
"The challenge was to get in the suit and believe it," she added.
Scarlett, who "loves every tiny detail" about her character, underwent vigorous training and changed her eating habits for the stunts.
"It's been an empowering experience, which has made me feel much stronger than I've ever felt before," she continued.
"I did a lot of weight-training, mixed martial arts and hand-to-hand combat. When you're working out that much, you also have to feed your new body, so you eat in a different way, very clean, lots of omelettes, turkey and stuff like that."
And Scarlett hopes to slip into the catsuit again.
"I wish I could have kept it afterwards but unfortunately it's the property of Marvel so, after I took it off for the final time, I said, 'Ta-ta for now. I love you! Hopefully I'll see you in the future'."
:: Iron Man 2 will be released on April 30.