In Spike Jonze’s 2013 sci-fi romance, Johansson performs Samantha, an Alexa-like digital assistant. Johansson doesn’t really seem on digital camera within the film, however her voice is omnipresent. Phoenix portrays her proprietor, Theodore, who ultimately falls in love with the artificially clever assistant.
The two characters share an intimate scene during which Johansson makes intercourse and orgasm noises. She defined to Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on their “Armchair Expert” podcast Wednesday that the offbeat intercourse scene was fairly awkward to place collectively.
The “Black Widow” star defined that Phoenix had already filmed his finish of the scene, however as a result of the movie solely options Johansson’s voice, he wanted to affix her in a recording studio to work together with her on her half.
“Joaquin comes in, we try to get through one take, and he was, like, losing it,” Johansson stated about 47 minutes into the episode. “He was like, angry … He had already done [the scene], he had done it in person, and now he was with me, in this weird theater, I’m in this box and [Joaquin] is staring at me, the lights are low, and like, Spike is there. It was so bizarre.”
“Joaquin was so upset about it, he left the studio,” she added. “He needed a break.”
Johansson stated that pondering again on the scene at this time offers her “panic,” and that she completely understood the place Phoenix was coming from.
“You don’t want to hear your voice, ever,” Johansson stated about 46 minutes in. “You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having an orgasm. You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having a fake orgasm — ew. It’s so gross.”
Well, it’s a superb factor Jonze didn’t forged Kim Cattrall channeling her character from “Sex and the City” in his movie. A 2014 parody trailer for “Her” ― during which Cattrall, as an alternative of Johansson, performs Samantha — suggests the film might’ve been far more uncomfortable for Phoenix.