Scarlett Strikes Back

In an incisive piece in The Huffington Post, Scarlett Johansson hits back against rumors about her shrinking bod. Tabloid reports to the contrary, she says she’s been getting in “superhero shape” for her Iron Man 2 role by using proper diet and lots of exercise—the kind that makes her hurt and anticipate the day she no longer has to wear a latex cat suit. Johansson calls the idea that she’d lost 14 pounds “utter lunacy,” noting that if she did lose that much weight, “I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot.” The starlet also says the media is creating unhealthy ideals and that she’d be mortified if a 15-year-old girl took the tabloid “crash diet” story staple at face value and starved herself for a couple weeks so that “she too could crash diet and look like Scarlett Johansson.”