If you’ve been doing a good job of managing your time and made regular trips to the cinema, you’re surely among the dozens of millions of movie-goers who’ve seen this epic scene, where Scarlett Johansson submits a wise-cracker in the blockbuster movie “Iron Man 2”.
In preparing for her role as a sensual spy and skilled scrapper, Scarlett took to training boxing, pro-wrestling (with the help of cables for the insane flying moves), and of course MMA and Jiu-Jitsu—as it turns out, a martial art that the leading man of the movie, Robert Downey Jr., has been an enthusiast of ever since starring in “Sherlock Holmes.”
“We shot the fight scenes in four days, but we spent months training for it,” recalled Scarlett at the time. “She was a strong and independent character, who reminded us women that we don’t have to always be fragile, that it’s nice to kick people’s butts every now and again. I loved it.”