Scarlett Johansson reveals her 'gross' and 'bizarre' sex scene with Joaquin Phoenix while filming 'Her'

Scarlett Johansson reveals her 'gross' and 'bizarre' sex scene with Joaquin Phoenix while filming 'Her'
Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson were costars on the critically acclaimed Spike Jonze film 'Her' (Getty Images)

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: Joaquin Phoenix struggled to record the audio for their sexual scenes in the 2013 Spike Jonze film 'Her', Scarlett Johansson recently said. The actress also spoke about how "gross" it was to hear herself fake an orgasm while filming.

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Speaking on Dax Shepard's 'Armchair Expert' podcast on Monday, October 10, the 37-year-old 'Black Widow' actress said that some scenes had to be redone because her co-star had already finished filming the entire movie before she took over her role, which was actually meant for Samantha Morton.

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According to Fox News, the Academy Award nominee said, "You don’t want to hear your voice ever. 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. It was so bizarre.”

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"I've become that actor that's like, 'Let's get dirty.' I have to because otherwise, I'll be petrified. Joaquin comes in, we try to get through one take, and he was, like, losing it. He was like 'I can't do it,'" she goes on to add.

Johansson plays Samantha in the critically acclaimed film, an OS that Phoenix's character falls in love with. She had a voice-only role in the entire movie. She added that Phoenix had to leave the room while recording the sounds together. 

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"He was like angry… he had already [filmed the scene], he had done it in person, and now he was with me in this weird theater, and I'm in this box, and he was like staring at me, and the lights are low, and Spike is there… it was so bizarre," Johansson said.

Shepard asked jokingly if they had cocktails to help them with the scene. "We definitely did not have cocktails. I was fine. Joaquin was not - he was so upset about it. He left the studio, and now I'm in this box by myself, and I'm like, 'I can't do it alone. I need him to come back.' He needed a break, he took a break and he came back in," she said.

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Phoenix will be reprising his role as 'The Joker' in the critically acclaimed film's sequel 'Folie à Deux' slated to be out in 2024. Directed by Todd Philipps, Lady Gaga plays Harley Quinn, along with Catherine Keener, Zazie Beetz and Brendan Gleeson in supporting roles.

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