Behind the Scenes Drama: Scarlett Johansson’s Nightmare Experience with Matt Damon’s Kiss in ‘We Bought a Zoo’

Both 𝑺𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏 and Matt Damon were surprised by their intimate scene in We Bought a Zoo.

Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon

Bryan Cranston got sick after kissing Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Seinfeld, but he thinks it was worth it.

Matt Damon and 𝑺𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏had an unexpected kiss scene in We Bought a Zoo that confused both actors.

Both Damon and Johansson faced their own fears during the making of the film, with Damon having difficulty with snakes and Johansson being afraid of birds and cockroaches.

Kissing scenes in movies or television can be very complicated.Β Bringing Bryan Cranston intoΒ Seinfeld , he kissed Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was under the weather. Cranston revealed “it was worth it”,Β despite the fact that he was also ill.

For Matt Damon and 𝑺𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏 inΒ We Bought a ZooΒ , there’s a different kind of complication.Β The duo thought their kiss scene was done, but Cameron Crowe had other ideas.Β This would embarrass both Damon and Johansson.Β We will reveal why this is the case and other difficulties the two face throughout the film.

Cameron Crowe’s comedy/drama proved a moderate success in 2011, bringing in $120 million at the box office.Β Reviews for the film were mixed.

In an interview with Emily Blunt withΒ LADBible , Damon discussed his experience kissing 𝑺𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏 in the film.Β A shock to many fans, it was exactly what everyone expected, but it was all due to certain circumstances.Β According to Damon, the first scene was great.Β However, things changed when they were asked to reshoot the scene after lunch.Β In particular, Johansson was extremely worried when she went to a sandwich shop with onions inside.

Damon recalls the experience, I had to kiss Scarlett [Johansson] — had to.Β Can you imagine how terrible that was for me?Β But we did,” he told Emily Blunt.

“It was hell, okay? What happened was we shot a scene before lunch, and it was like this fun little scene that ended with a kiss. And it was really cool. And we went to lunch, she and I both thought it was over. She ate like an onion sandwich for lunch. And she walked in and [We Bought a Zoo Director] Cameron Crowe was on the phone. photo up, and it was like a close-up of the kiss. And she said, ‘Oh SHIT.’Β She said, ‘I really just like an onion sandwich.Β I thought we did this.'”

Howard Stern and Scarlett Johansson

It was a great experience for the two A-list actors.Β However, it seems like both stars encountered other difficulties during the making of the film.

Scarlett Johansson reveals that filming We Bought a Zoo was difficult to film because of a certain fear

Back in 2011, 𝑺𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏 discussed her fear of birds with Vulture.Β This proves to be just one of Johansson’s problems throughout the film.Β She also admitted that she is afraid of cockroaches and will not act in scenes with them in the movie.

Johansson revealed: “I’m just afraid of birds. There’s something about the wings and the beak and the flapping sound. I’m very afraid of them. That hasn’t gone away. If they asked me to put a bird on my shoulder, I would I could have done it, but it would have been very difficult. Cockroaches. I can’t stand cockroaches. That’s one thing I absolutely cannot do. But it’s not really an animal, is it? It’s a insect. … Actually, my uncle is also afraid of birds so it runs in the family.”

Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet
Scarlett Johansson

𝑺𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏 is tired of hearing interviewers tell her she’s shorter than expected and set a record.

Looking back at the film, Johansson wasn’t the only star who had to face her fears.Β The same is true for Matt Damon, who also has his own fears when it comes to certain animals in the movie.

Matt Damon had trouble filming his own movie We Bought a Zoo

Matt Damon doesn’t like snakes… The actor admits co-star 𝑺𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏 doesn’t have a problem with them, but he definitely does. Although the actor followed his animal instincts in We Bought a Zoo , filming with snakes wasn’t his favorite part of the project.

Matt Damon on the red carpet

He toldΒ TodayΒ , β€œI wasn’t excited about working with snakes,” he admitted.Β “I’ve never played a snake, and (co-star 𝑺𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏) absolutely loved it. The minute she got nervous, she wanted to wrap them around her and put them on the kids and the kids were laughing mocked me so I had to stand up.”

For Matt Damon, the ultimate goal is to turn the film into a serious version, not “cheesy”.

β€œYeah, the version is too saccharine… or a little cheesy,” Damon said.Β “It means more like the TV movie version would be a movie that I really don’t want to spend time making because it’s not the kind of movie I want to see.”

Damon got his wish and had great chemistry with Johansson on the project.



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