If there’s anyone who knows how to rock a catsuit, it’s Scarlett Johansson. Reprising her role as the butt-kicking Black Widow in The Avengers (in theatres today), the sexy superhero makes wearing a body-hugging, skin-tight leather costume look easy.
Make no mistake though; playing the part of a fearless, fit action hero takes a lot of work. The 27-year-old actress endured long hours of intense training to get ready for her physically demanding role, filled with a rollercoaster of stunts, fights, and hand-to-hand combat.
But behind every superhero (in the movies, anyway) is their superstar stunt-double! Enter Heidi Moneymaker, who has some of the most impressive stunt credits in the biz (with a name like that, we’re not surprised!). From The Avengers andIron Man 2 to Cowboys and Aliens, Mission: Impossible III, andMr. and Mrs. Smith, there isn’t an action sequence she can’t conquer.
So just how did Moneymaker get Johansson in such awesome shape? I got the scoop from the talented thrill-seeker herself on her action star workout, the craziest stunt in the flick, and life as one of Hollywood’s hottest stunt doubles. Check out my exclusive interview, only on SHAPE!