[on her acting method] To you it looks emotionally straining, but I don’t get emotionally drained, because I don’t invest any of my real emotions. I don’t take any of my characters’ pain home with me, I don’t even take it to craft services. I’ve never been through anything that my characters have been through. And I can’t go around looking for roles that are exactly like my life. So I just use my imagination. If it ever came down to the point where, to make a part better, I had to lose a little bit of my sanity, I wouldn’t do it. I would just do comedies.
Stonefield + looking at at each other
It’s important for people to figure out their own lives before involving someone else - to gauge where you are and work on your own issues.
BLACK WIDOW; ( 2015 )
Natasha Romanoff ( Scarlett Johansson ) is an Avenger. But before she was a member of SHIELD, she was an assassin for the Russian secret organisation known as Department X. Trained in the Red Room, the young Natalia ( Liliana Mumy ) is handed over to the Department by Ivan Petrovich ( Liam Neeson ) and recruited to the USSR’s ‘Black Widow Ops’ program, brainwashed and trained in advanced combat, weapons skills, and given a modified super soldier serum. As SHIELD deploys its first tentative group of operatives - codenamed the Secret Avengers - the now adult Romanova is sent to eliminate the troublesome group.
However, she eventually breaks free of her conditioning with the help of Hawkeye ( Jeremy Renner ) and reluctantly is recruited by Agent Phil Coulson ( Clark Gregg ) and Deputy Director Maria Hill ( Cobie Smulders ).
I wish [I could leave my actor persona behind] all the time. A doctor takes their doctor coat off and goes home. Sometimes I wish I could just shed this…. Go down the street and get my own coffee or go into a restaurant and just sit there. A huge part of my life force as an actor is just people-watching, and I can’t do that anymore. That scares me because if I’m going to start running on memories, then eventually I’m going to run out of the memories I had from before I was famous—about how it felt to just sit in a café and watch people who were just talking and not staring at me.