Scarlett Johansson was recently awarded the annual American Cinematheque Award for 2021. The honor is given to artists for their contribution to film. Some of the recent honorees include Spike Lee, Charlize Theron, and Bradley Cooper.
For the honor, Scarlett, who made headlines earlier this year after suing Disney over the hybrid release of her solo film Black Widow, was congratulated by other Marvel characters including Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson and, of course, Robert Downey jr.
Downey Jr, who according to fans is basically his MCU character Tony Stark in real life (with all the wit, intelligence, and wealth that goes along with it), pretended to be upset after making multiple congratulatory videos of other celebrities like Laura Dern. , and transmits a video message. for Scarlett Johansson when her off-screen agent announces her name. This is Hollywood. We love to congratulate ourselves, ”Downey Jr said in the video.
He goes on to say that he has already made videos for the midterm election campaign, Laura Dern’s birthday song months in advance, as “it is not even due until the week of February 10”, retirement message from Alan Horn , a bar mitzvah salute to a traffic cop and Tom Holland “whose sole goal is to make the industry mushroom like a lawn mushroom.”
When the agent called Scarlett, Downey Jr said, “I said, ‘N / A with no regrets.’ Oh well, there it is, there’s the guilt hook, ‘All the other Avengers’. See, the fact that everyone else is doing it is what makes it special not to do it. Put it in the damn prompter, I don’t care. I do not have preferences. I have no opinion … I live for this shit. “
But after joking about it, Downey Jr spoke genuinely and highly about Scarlett and her work. To no one’s surprise, Downey Jr’s message drew much laughter from Scarlett and others in the audience.
Scarlett, congratulations. I mean, you are so deserving of this award. You’ve overcome so many obstacles to make room for yourself and others in a sea of overt and subintentional misogyny, exercised by everything from studios, directors, and producers to toxic one-man fleets like me. Trust me, Robert Downey Jr., the shortest lead since Don Adams on ‘Get Smart’ who rivals Guiliani for the less subtle use of Just For Men Touch Of Gray hair dye … how far do we go? Robert, it’s Scarlett and Colin, we had two glasses of white wine one weekday night and we wanted to be clowning about not putting this on a prompter. ”He ended with a“ F-ck you Scarlett ”.
Meanwhile, Johansson appears to have come to terms with Disney while developing another project for Marvel, but this time as a producer. Reports say it is not Black Widow or its sequels.