When Scarlett Johansson used fake org*sm, co-star Joaquin Phoenix was forced to leave the set of Her.
Black window actress Scarlett Johansson is a true chameleon, having played a variety of notable characters ranging from Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers to Motoko Kusanagi in 2017’s Ghost In The Shell. Samantha in Spike Jonze’s HER, which also starred Joaquin Phoenix, was one such role. And it appears that the sexy org*sm scene is what prompted her co-star to flee.
Scarlett plays an AI assistant similar to Siri or Alexa in the film. We only hear Johansson’s voice throughout the film and never see her face. Theodore, played by Joaquin Phoenix, shares the audience’s enthusiasm for the voices of talented actresses. Because the two are essentially having phone sex in one scenario, the actress had to videotape herself impersonating an org*sm. Her co-star, on the other hand, found it unsettling.
According to Scarlett Johansson on the “Armchair Expert” podcast hosted by Dax Shepherd, Joaquin Phoenix was forced to leave the set of the film “Her” due to bogus orgsm recordings. “We tried to get through one take, and he was, like, losing it,” she explained. He walked out of the studio. He needed some time off. You never want to hear your own voice again. You definitely don’t want to hear yourself sounding like an orgsm. You don’t want to hear yourself sounding like you have a fake org*sm — ew. It’s revolting. It was so strange.”
Although her false org*sms shook Joaquin Phoenix, we’re not sure if any other viewers were affected in the same way. “Her” was released about five years ago. Scarlett Johansson is currently working on Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City.” She will then appear in “My Mother’s Wedding,” directed by Kristin Scott Thomas and starring Emily Beecham and Sienna Miller.