We were invited to the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” press conference in Beverly Hills, which included Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, and Producer Kevin Feige. Our correspondent did a great job capturing video and photos, we look forward to the film!
The questions were all over the board, many of them aimed toward Scarlett Johansson, who reprises her Marvel role as Natasha Romanoff, AKA “The Black Widow”. One question was about her thoughts on being a role model in regards to the film. Johansson looked at her co-stars while everyone laughed, and replied, “I think Natasha is a bit of a reluctant superhero. She doesn’t necessarily have this really…kind of strong golden moral compass…I think one of the things that is very attractive to me about the character is that she uses her feminine wiles as part of her job, but she doesn’t rely on her sexuality or… (gesturing to her face) physical appeal to get the job done. She’s extremely smart, she thinks on her feet. She’s a leader and she has a lot of foresight. Those are qualities that I think it’s wonderful to celebrate for young women, and it’s really rad for me to have my friends’ kids kind of look up to that character”.
Another question asked about how everyone thought about working with Robert Redford. Chris Evans took question first, with many kind remarks about Redford. “He’s amazing. It was pretty intimidating that day, because he’s a living legend, but it is always a treat when someone you look up to that much lives up to the expectation…he showed up with the utmost professionalism. I think the first day we filmed, we shot until 1:00 in the morning, and he stuck around for my off-camera stuff. I mean, it was like it was his first movie. He really is such an example of what it is to be great.”
Samuel L. Jackson talked about how it was a dream come true to be part of the Marvel films. “You sit there and read comic books when you’re a kid and you wonder if there is a world like that. You grow up as an actor and they start making movies like that and you wonder, how can I get in that movie? And the next thing you know, you’re inside it and you’re kind of like, ‘Yeah’ (to much laughter).”
Here is our video of the press conference:
“Captain America: Winter Soldier” opens on April 4th, 2014 and also stars Cobie Smolders, Emily VanCamp and Dominic Cooper. The film is rated PG-13.