Scarlett Johansson Immortalized on Walk of Fame
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
May 02, 2012
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce immortalized Scarlett Johansson today with the 2,470th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the motion pictures category.
The 27-year-old actress admitted that she was "over the moon" about receiving the distinction, which she never thought would be within reach for her as a girl growing up in New York.
"This industry in which I was practically raised has been so impossibly kind to me," said Scarlett. "There's never a day where I go to set and don't thank my lucky stars to simply be a working actor."
Along with Scarlett's mother, grandmother and sister, Avengers co-star Jeremy Renner also attended the ceremony and even gave a speech in front of the star located outside of Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
"Scarlett is built like a classic Hollywood movie star," said Jeremy, who met Scarlett 10 years ago at a Hollywood party. "However, it is only betrayed by her no-nonsense attitude, her sharp wit and self-deprecating sense of humor that truly defines her alluring charm."
Scarlett and Jeremy play Black Widow and Hawkeye respectively in Marvel's The Avengers and it appears the two share some pretty intense fight scenes together.
"For six months she continuously threw me around, beat me, stepped on me, and wiped the floor with my dignity and self-respect every day all with a smile on her face," said Jeremy, describing his experience in shooting the film. "But it was her emotional intelligence and commitment to truth that allowed for me to be a better actor and, as a friend, made me a better man."
Marvel's The Avengers opens May 4.