Scarlett Johansson’s bump is already messing with the ‘Avengers’ schedule


I don’t really care for the way some sites are throwing Scarlett Johansson’s old interviews in her face. She said in 2012, “I’m not having kids anytime soon, I’m in a nice relationship, I’m working a lot, and, like I said, it’s not important to me.” OMG, burn her! I mean… that was then. Situations change. It’s not even like Scarlett has an Aniston-like history of baby-baiting her fanbase. Scarlett has never gushed over how she couldn’t wait to have babies or babies were going to happen sometime soon and babies babies babies. She never had to sell that side of herself, even though she’s gotten just as many questions about babies as any other female celebrity. Is it so hard to believe that Scarlett just fell in love and got pregnant? I’m not a ScarJo apologist or anything, but I don’t get why people are branding her a liar for this.

Now, what does concern me a little bit is that Scarlett’s bump might singlehandedly derail filming on The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Us Weekly has already said that ScarJo is five months along… which I personally don’t believe. The photos in this post are from this past weekend, and she is NOT five months along. I know every woman carries differently, etc. But she’s not five months along. She’s probably – at most – just out of her first trimester. So what will happen with Black Widow’s catsuit? Will they have to put in some stretchy maternity panels? Will Black Widow’s special power be “sitting down with her feet up as Tony Stark brings her some tea”?

E! News exclusively revealed that Scarlett Johansson is expecting her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac, and while we’re ecstatic for the actress and her soon-to-be hubby, we couldn’t help but wonder what this means for her future projects.

The pregnant star, who E! News has learned is due in August, is currently gearing up for her promotional tour for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and once that’s done, Scarlett is scheduled to begin shooting Avengers 2.

And, well, it’ll be pretty hard to hide a growing baby bump under that tight, black catsuit. So what’s going to happen?

A source tells E! News that shooting for the superhero sequel will need a bit of rearranging.

“They’re going to fast-track her scenes,” the insider tells us.

Johansson is scheduled to begin shooting Avengers 2 overseas on April 5, after her promotional tour for Captain America is complete. The studio wouldn’t comment about her having to reschedule filming.

The pregnancy news comes just six months after it was announced that the Oscar-nominated actress is planning to tie the knot with her French journalist beau. E! News confirmed the couple was engaged in September after ScarJo flashed her vintage Art Deco ring on that finger at the Venice Film Festival, with her rep adding that the lovebirds are “very happy.”

The expectant couple went public with their relationship in November 2012, not long after Johansson ended a roughly year-long romance with Nate Naylor.

[From E! News]

It would be funny and sad if producers were like, “Eh, just recast it,” like they did when Terrence Howard wanted more money. No, I’m just kidding, they won’t do that. They’ll make her a special catsuit with stretchy panels and in lieu of filming her entire body, there will be lots of closeups of Scarlett from the boobs up. Her boobs really are going to look great, so maybe producers are like, “Hey, this isn’t ALL bad news.” And when all else fails, they’ll just use CGI, Photoshop and all of the geeks in the land to make Scarlett’s waist look like this.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

95 Responses to “Scarlett Johansson’s bump is already messing with the ‘Avengers’ schedule”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Neffie says:

    the man looks mean!

  2. truthSF says:

    Umm, I didn’t want kids and now i have one. Wether planned or not, every woman has the right to decide what she wants, or change her mind on what she wants.

    • Godwina says:


    • OriginallyBlue says:

      Exactly. Never thought I would have a child. I never thought I wanted one either because it wasn’t a big deal. Now I have a 4 year old who drives me nuts, but I love to pieces. Never thought I would have more than one, but I am going to (if possible) in the next 5 years.

    • Yup, Me says:

      The year before I had my kid, several of my friends had children. Each time, I went to visit them and coo over the babies and I saw how tired they looked and declared to all and sundry how glad I was that I didn’t have a kid and that I didn’t want one for at least a couple years. One year later I was in the same position, having a baby, looking tired and inspiring others to double up on their birth control.

      We’re fortunate to live in a time and place where we can make choices about whether or not to have a child and we can change our minds when those choices no longer suit.

  3. MrsB says:

    Why can’t she be 5 months? I didn’t even start showing a little until 5 months and even then could still wear regular clothes for another month without anybody else seeing a bump. Though having to wear a skintight suit could cause problems.

    • Devon says:

      Same here. I didn’t start really showing until I was 20 weeks. Still in my prepregnancy clothing until 25 weeks. It’s totally possible shes 5 months along.

      • Leek says:

        Me, too. I wore my own clothes up until 6 months during my first pregnancy. My second was a whole other story. I also didn’t want kids…until I got pregnant.

    • Audrey says:

      Same. I was nearly in my third trimester before I needed maternity clothes. Same for my sister. Women in my family tend to show later

    • nomi says:

      Same. Didnt start showing until 22 weeks, and that was wih twins. And I was thin as a rail back then, so it was not because I had the space to hide anything.

    • jaye says:

      The report says she’s due in August, so that would put her at 3 mos or a little more than 3 mos, right?

      • jasmine says:

        I’m due July 28 and I’m 19 weeks…so that makes me one week shy of 5 months, which means if she’s due in August she’s not 5 months yet…

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      I didn’t start showing until right at the end of six months.

    • Dawn says:

      Same here. I was in my early twenties and didn’t start show until after 5 months and then just bloomed in my eighth month. But everyone is different.

    • mal23 says:

      Totally. I have a co-worker who is almost 6 months along, and her bump is smaller than ScarJo’s. Besides, that blazer is probably covering a bigger bump than we realize.

  4. ldub says:

    i’d let him shoot the club up.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    In 2012, I didn’t know I was going to get breast cancer or lose a beloved friend. Things change.

    • Frida_K says:

      Oh, God, GoodNames. I’m sorry to read this.

      I hope that your memories of your friend bring you comfort and a sense of the loved one’s presence now, one that soothes your grief, and I hope that you are healthy and becoming stronger every day. You are certainly a Celebitchy treasure. For what it’s worth, please know that I’m sending you good thoughts and warm wishes.

    • eliza says:

      I do hope your health is improving. Sending positive thoughts your way.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Oh, thanks, you guys are the best. I am doing great. They caught the cancer really early. It will take a long time to learn to live without my friend, but I’m learning ways to cope.

      Honestly, I didn’t mean to sound so self-pitying. I only meant that so many things we can’t imagine can happen in such a short time, your life can change with a phone call. How can they fault her for changing her mind about this?

      • Frida_K says:

        I don’t think you sound self-pitying at all…you got hit with a couple really staggering blows and you sound matter-of-fact about it.

        I’m so glad that things are better for you now, though. Losing a loved one is so hard…time passes and one does learn to live with it, but that kind of grief changes a person. I know.

  6. blue marie says:

    Meh, I’m not a huge fan of her so I might be biased but I say recast her.
    And looking at the way that suit fits her in these photos, it is possible for her to be 5 months along.

    • BendyWindy says:

      I’m neutral to positive on ScarJo, but they won’t recast her because she’s been in 3 franchise films at this point, plus she’s a bigger name than Terrence Howard.

    • Dutch says:

      They could monkey with the script a little and Whedon could introduce a character like Wasp (which he wanted to do in the first Avengers movie).

    • mercy says:

      Emily Blunt is waiting for her call? 😉

    • Belle says:

      I also doubt they would recast. I think they should just write the pregnancy into the script.. would make things easier and more interesting. 😉

  7. Marigold says:

    Hmmm…why can’t she be 5 months along? At 5 months, I had serious bloat and a wee belly that that jacket up there would have covered. Didn’t really pop until 6 months.

  8. Samantha25 says:

    Maybe it wasn’t a planned pregnancy but I always wonder why actresses get pregnant just before shooting a movie. They have to know they’re causing people millions and jobs.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Agreed. It’s going to cost Marvel Studios a pretty penny to deal with this: re-writes, re-shoots, CGI Scarlett’s face on a stuntwoman, the cost of insuring a pregnant actress on an action film, etc. The studio is saying the right things so not to alienate the female audience, but I doubt the suits are happy about this pregnancy.

    • Original Tessa says:

      I sure hope this pregnancy was a total accident, because otherwise it seems quite selfish to me to put so many people out and to cost the studio so much money. Couldn’t she have waited, I don’t know…. three more months? Seems a bit unprofessional. Unless they’ve been actively trying for a while, and this time it stuck, but somehow I doubt that.

      • Kimmy says:

        My guess is that it was unplanned. She’s been pretty career focused lately ( since splitting with Ryan actually) and that would explain the past interviews where she had said she wasn’t interested in babies at the moment.

        I bet Ryan is really pressuring Blake for babies now! 🙂

      • Liv says:

        That’s what I thought. It’s pretty lame to come up with a baby now, isn’t it? I mean Ryan and Blake. Everyone thought they would start a family as soon as Blake had thrown her bridal bouquet.

      • mercy says:

        When Ryan and Blake got married, a lot of people assumed it must be a “shotgun” wedding. When it turned out she wasn’t pregnant, the story shifted to him “pressuring” her to have kids, even though she’s talked about wanting a family as much or more than he has over the years. She also said she intended to take a year off from acting to travel after her TV show ended, which she did. Now she’s due to start filming a movie. He’s finishing his fourth film. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict they’ll start a family in the next year or two because they both want kids and the time is right for both of them. His ex won’t be a factor.

      • TG says:

        I agree too and don’t these people have stuff in their contracts about having to look a certain way and not gain weight, etc.? I have no idea what the Avengers movie is about since superhero stuff is boring to me but surely their is another hot sexy actress who can take here place. I really like ScarJo in movies, other than this one so I not saying this because I don’t like her I just think it is rude to so this and personally if I going to pay $15 or $20 to see a celeb in a movie I want them looking their best. Same goes for singers no way would I pay $300 to see a pregnant Beyonce or anyone else. They can afford to take off to have a baby.

      • Belle says:

        Plenty of unplanned pregnancies happen, even when birth control is used. I’m kind of surprised that anyone would think she would suddenly TRY to get pregnant before having to film a movie which requires her body to be in a skin tight cat suit. Why would she suddenly do that? It is very possible that whatever form of birth control she (or they) rely on, simply failed. Maybe she’s been on the pill for years and was shocked to find out she was pregnant… as I said, it happens.

    • Cazzee says:

      Hopefully the film’s producers found out long before the general public did!

      People will be scrambling to put into place all the scheduling and production changes that a situation like this requires…Rumor has it that Charisma Carpenter got fired from ‘Angel’ for not informing the show’s producers until she was six months along and they ended up having to rewrite the season finale at the last minute.

    • Isadora says:

      While I agree that it’s a difficult situation for the studio and Marvel and everyone involved in making that movie, I’m not really sympathetic, I have to admit. Marvel made a pretty penny with the movies in the past. On the other hand a pregnancy isn’t something you can plan that exactly. I mean, even if you decide to start a family it could be months and years from the time you stop using (hormonal) contraception, then until your body adjusts and then until you get pregnant. Scarlett Johansson is an actress with a good career, so should she stop working for the next few years just because she might – at some totally unknown point – really become pregnant? I guess it would be easier to keep working and then rather drop out from a project when the time has come. Or reschedule it if possible.

      Having said that, I guess it was really unplanned.

  9. Allie says:

    If it’s her first, she might not pop for awhile. Especially if she’s got good abdominal muscles. Everyone is different. I didn’t really pop with my second until I was 7 months along and I even went into the hospital in my regular jeans.

  10. Tiffany27 says:

    I’m sorry y’all, he’s kinda hot to me.

  11. Lark says:

    It’s so weird to me that people are throwing her 2012 words back in her face. Don’t they realize that birth control isn’t 100% effective? Probably was a surprise baby due to the timing of the Avengers film shoot. Some other website, not E!, was saying they are supposedly going to do some of her scenes right now and then hold off on some until she gives birth—which kind of makes sense if she is 5 months pregnant.

  12. feebee says:

    Well congrats to her. I don’t think she’ll be bothered by past interviews being regurgitated, who cares.

    US Weekly says five months, E! says due in August which would mean 3 months. She could be either. Time will tell.

  13. GrumpyCat says:

    I love the idea of moving to Paris and marrying a french guy, but really only for a short term experience (just to have it). Culturally, it is much more commonplace to cheat over there and she will be away filming a lot… that with the fact that he is a youngish cute hipster and probably will be a target of more women because he is high profile… I just don’t see this working out for very long. I give it 1-2 years after the baby is born. And now to balance out my snark and pessimism: But congrats to them anyway this can be a really fun time in your life (as long as she doesn’t get sick!).

  14. BendyWindy says:

    I can believe she’s 5 months along. Most women take longer to show in a first pregnancy and she has roomy hips. No one could tell I was pregnant until I was 6 months along. Plus I can see the bump.

  15. Risa says:

    This could be feasible, I am also 5 months along right now and my stomach is still almost entirely flat. You wouldn’t know I was pregnant by looking at me. But I also did bellydancing before and during the first 3 months of my pregnancy. The doctor also said the way everything is setting in my tummy, it isn’t protruding yet!

  16. Miss Jupitero says:

    I think the Black Widow should just be preggo for this film. Write it into the script, and let her pull a Margie Gunderson.

    Come on Joss, you are a feminist, remember?

    • j.eyre says:

      Oh my gosh – this is a GREAT idea. As a writer, I don’t know how he isn’t champing at the bit for the challenge of making this work. Not to mention the incredible unique perspective this storyline would offer. It is not going to happen but if you get his ear, let him know I second the idea.

    • mercy says:

      Lol this would make the character a lot more interesting!

    • Miss M says:

      Terrific idea, Miss Jupitero!!!! Yes, Black widow would be a much more interesting character if it happened.

      I am shocked, I tell you (shocked) by the number of people criticizing her for being pregnant. Does it mean I will lose my job if I have a child?! Or Will I not get a job because I have children? I didn’t know in this day and time we still receive a lot of judgement on our end… *Sigh*

      • fruitloops says:

        I would like to live where you live because where I live this is exactly what happens. 😀 I even know women who have it in ther contracts not to get pregnant a certain number of years since starting the job.

      • Miss M says:

        What the h8ll?! Is this legal?!

      • Hiddles forever says:

        Ditto fruitloops…. Where I used to live, employers made women sign their blank-dated notices before getting hired…. In case they got pregnant, they were automatically fired.
        Legal or not legal, 80% of the girls signed those documents….

      • fruitloops says:

        Of course it’s not legal, but you have to live in state with a better judicial system to have people taking legal actions against their (potential) employers over such things. It’s eastern Europe I’m talking about (altough we like to call ourselves to be western society), and it may be a bit better than, say, 15 years ago, but chauvinism, sexism and discrimination of women for being women (at working place or while job hunting) is still very much a living thing.
        The most common thing is to give women a time limited employment contracts, usually for six months, so that if they get pregnant they just don’t renew it. But even if you have something like a permanent contract it doesn’t guarantee you anything. You can’t get fired while you’re on maternity leave, legally, so they just do it when you get back because, well, babies and small children get sick and mothers still take leave from work for that more often than fathers. And I won’t even start on finding a job as a mother of small children…
        I’m of course not saying that it is a rule, but it’s still not shocking hearing when it happens and everyone knows more than one woman who’s had problems of that sort and who had to calculate when to have children and how many just because of job insecurity (and it’s virtually impossible to live here on one paycheck, both working parents is a common thing, if not a necessity).

      • fruitloops says:

        Hiddles forever, if I may ask where was it that you used to live? Please don’t tell me that it is GB or France or Germany or Finland, because I still have some hope that there are countries where you actually quite often have some rights and not exclusively on paper! 😉

    • Belle says:

      LOL… I just typed the same thing up above somewhere before I read your post! A pregnant Black Widow, problem solved. 🙂

  17. Mia4S says:

    Marvel has to be more than a bit unhappy about this, they do not like to spend extra money! 🙂 I wish her well of course but to be honest my only real concern is how it effects the movie. At least she has an actually career and likely won’t turn into a mommy pimp to stay relevant.

  18. Miss M says:

    Congrats to them. I really like Scarjo. As for being 5 months along.. A friend of mine started showing when she was 6 months before that, nothing… As for Avengers… let’s not pretend she has a major role there… 🙂

    • Algernon says:

      Both Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige have said Black Widow plays a big part in the sequel as it continues to explore her history from events in Captain America 2. It’s not like she’s going to have to carry the movie, but they talked about her role like it was central to the plot. Whedon said on a podcast a while back he was beefing up Hawkeye’s part and wanted to explore her dynamic with him. There’s no telling how it will come out now but I think yeah, she probably has a pretty major role.

  19. shump says:

    She could easily be 5 months. My first pregnancy, I didn’t move into bigger clothes until my third trimester. I was a skinny little thing, to start off with, but I carried high and put on most of my weight in the last few months. My third pregnancy, on the other hand…. I just moved into jeggings at 10 weeks. If she’s very fit, abs wise, she’s likely to have a petite bump well past 5 months.

  20. Darlene says:

    In that last photo, her face is SO broken out. I’ve never known her to have bad skin in candids. Hormones from the pregnancy? ?? Bless her heart. 🙁

  21. Ellen says:

    Eh, I don’t see this being a HUGE big deal. Filming the first Avengers took all of a year, there were re-shoots afterward, they already rely enormously on CGI/stunt double trickery, and who knows how big the Black Widow’s part was going to be anyway, given the new characters they’re adding and the roster they already have to serve. Are they thrilled? Probably not. But on a production this enormous, I’m guessing that rearranging the schedule to accommodate her bump is not the biggest headache that Feige and Whedon are going to face.

  22. CC says:

    That’s what body doubles are for. They already use them in any case. May make closeups trickier, but…time to do them ASAP, then. Or trim/alter the way she’s presented in the movie.


  23. Devon says:

    Scarlett is really fit and it’s her first. Most first time mamas dont show until 5-6 months, I know I didn’t. It wasn’t until I was 24-25 weeks that I started actually looking pregnant and not just bloated.

    I don’t get the shade thrown at Scarlett either. I never wanted to have kids and get married. Then I met my husband. I’ve been married for almost 7 years and I have an almost 6 week old daughter. Life changes and your priorities change. I’m happy for Scarlett. Having a baby is an awesome and amazing experience.

    • mercy says:

      People change their minds about having kids all the time, though most probably take some time to make that decision (if they can), like you did.

      I knew when I met my my husband that I wanted his babies, as corny as that may sound, but we’re still going to wait a couple years to enjoy our time as newlyweds.

  24. Marianne says:

    Im thinking they have to do what they did when Penelope Cruz was pregnant and shooting Pirates. Which is mainly have her stunt double do all the fight scenes (and maybe not use a lot of light, so you can’t see her face very well). And then the only time Scarlett is really on screen is when she is just standing and talking to people. Maybe do a little CGI if her bump gets too big.

    That or….cut her out of the movie.

    • jinni says:

      Plus they had Penelope’s sister Monica, that is practically her twin in physical appearance, do some of her parts.

  25. MSat says:

    I thought Marvel had already shot most of her scenes anyway?

  26. mercy says:

    1. It’s a personal question and one that is not asked of men as often, so I’d cut her and other women some slack with how they choose to answer.

    2. Who’s to say the pregnancy was planned? She may not have planned on having kids.

    Honestly, I don’t understand why it’s a big deal for a celebrity to say they do OR don’t want kids. I suppose either one could be characterised as crafting and selling an image, if you want to look at it that way. I’m sure there are some women who feel pressured to say they don’t plan on having kids anytime soon or deny that part of themselves because they feel it might not fit their image or hurt their career prospects. They don’t have to answer those questions at all if they don’t want to, but they’re asked so there must be an audience for it. I don’t see the point at throwing shade for giving an honest answer, period.

    • CC says:

      Yea, she doesn’t owe us an explanation for getting pregnant or not getting pregnant. It’s her body and her career. She’s a grown woman, she has the right to decide and *gasp* change her mind. And there are unplanneds, which again are solely her business.

  27. Trillion says:

    Why is she dressed like Hilary Clinton?

  28. Cassandra_J says:

    I said for years i didnt want children and now my son is going to be 8 and after him I said no more and my daughter is going to be 6 and I wouldnt change that for anything and I’ m open to the possibility of one more

  29. Esmerelda says:

    The subtext (not here on CB, but in the original piece) sounds a bit distasteful, like ‘ woman got pregnant, not able do her job any longer’- dunno, maybe it’s just me.

    a kick ass pregnant superhero would be cool, honestly, they should do that!

  30. Fan says:

    I love her “Moon Song”.

  31. Mindy says:

    Wow, how lucky for all of you that didn’t show for 20+ weeks. I started showing at 6 weeks! And I thought Scarlett was short like me (5’4″). Her man is handsome, but her appeal was ruined for me after loathing her in Don Jon. I *almost* lost all respect for my boy-crush JGL, as well. Not a good movie.

  32. Lux says:

    Recast her. She’s an awful Black Widow.

  33. Bailie says:

    It’s most likely unplanned pregnancy.

    Sometimes It can happen doesn’t matter how hard is the woman trying to avoid it.

    Nothing works 100% of the time.

    She shouldn’t be replaced, we are in the 21 century.

    Don’t women have some rights…today.

    • Belle says:

      Agree… very much. I said above I don’t think it was planned. She didn’t even have to be trying ‘hard’ to avoid it. Perhaps she has been on the pill for a long time, never had any issues… never became pregnant. She would of course assume that it was an effective form of birth control for her, but then happened to become pregnant. I mention this because not only is it known to happen sometimes, but I know someone who had it happen…. only difference is she was married, just hadn’t decided to have kids yet. She had been on the pill for many years though, was used to taking it, and assumed it was reliable for her as she had been with her husband sexually for some time before they married (and had other partners before then)… and she had never become pregnant…. until one day, she discovered she was pregnant, LOL. She hadn’t missed any pills, or taken antibiotics… or anything else that is known to make the pill less effective. It just happened.

  34. itsetsyou says:

    Now that Scarlett might be out, maybe they will replace her time in the movie with Tom Hiddleston? Just write him in… it’ll be perfect!

  35. mebee says:

    Her man looks like a young John Malkovich. Please see Exhibit A:

  36. 'p'enny says:


    This pregnancy should be written into Avengers, comic heroes can get preggers, surely all that fighting and leather, oooh? Plus, it could be a good excuse for that Loki cameo – a follow up to that mewling quim scene. So many campy innuendoes…

  37. lc says:

    This reminds me of the Twilight movies where Rachelle Lefevre was fired because she had to miss 2-3 days of filming due to another project. Back then everyone said the studio was right to replace her, because she knew the schedule ahead of time and was disrupting production.
    In the Avengers case the whole production is turned ass-backwards because of Scarlett, but everyone is super-positive toward her. Is it because she is a bigger star? I mean, she knew the filming schedule too, right?

    Still, why didn’t Marvel already do her scenes earlier this year? They have billions of dollars. They could have sent a portable green screen and a camera crew to her house the very moment they found out about her pregnancy. It almost sounds like they had no idea what was going on until now.

    • Algernon says:

      “Still, why didn’t Marvel already do her scenes earlier this year?”

      They haven’t even started yet! They’ve been doing B-unit stunt stuff for the last couple weeks, but the actual filming isn’t starting till later this month. I’m with you, though, on Marvel seeming to be caught on the back foot. I don’t think they did have an idea this was happening, either.

    • Belle says:

      If she became pregnant on purpose at this time, then I would tend to agree… but who really thinks this was a planned pregnancy?? It is possible to become pregnant while using birth control, and in that case, it is not the same at all.

      Also, the production company may very well have known right away, but are commenting now because the pregnancy news broke and they are getting a bunch of inquiries. ‘Fast tracking’ her scenes doesn’t necessarily mean they were able to do them IMMEDIATELY upon hearing the news.

  38. Algernon says:

    I’m amazed at the people saying she should just be recast. Even if you don’t like Scarlett Johansson, that’s essentially saying a woman should be fired because she’s pregnant, and that’s terrible.

  39. Sara says:

    Eh, I disagree that she is five months. She’s probably in great shape and most women don’t show with their first baby until like six or seven months. You have to remember that the actual baby is pretty small until the last trimester. Though I gained a little weight my belly didn’t pop until I was five months along, before that I didn’t look pregnant at all. That structured blazer is probably hiding whatever little belly she has.

  40. Kimberly says:

    Wasn’t Halle Berry pregnant when X-Men Days of future past was filming or in production? So I guess it shouldn’t be much of a problem for Scarlett depending how big her belly might be when filming starts.

    If I’m mistaken about Halle then feel free to correct me.