A new report claiming Scarlett Johansson refuses to dye her hair red for the next two sequels in the Avengers franchise is completely false and riddled with inaccuracies. Gossip Cop can exclusively set the record straight.
Black Widow, the actress’s character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has donned various red hairstyles throughout the superhero series. But a new article posted on OK!‘s website claims Johansson refuses to color her mane for the third and fourth installments, which are currently filming back-to-back, because her hair been damaged due to dying it for years. A supposed “source” tells the magazine, “She’s dyed her hair for five films… It’s dry, brittle, and breaking from constantly switching between red and blonde.”
A recently released teaser poster for the third movie in the franchise, Avengers: Infinity War, shows that Johansson’s character has in fact traded in her signature red hair for a silver-blonde bob. Based on the actress’s new hairstyle, the outlet’s dubious insider says, “She’s had them write into the script a reason for her new look.”
The major problem with the tabloid’s story, however, is that Johansson never dyed her hair red for the Avengers films in the first place. Thanks to movie magic, the actress was provided with wigs, such as the one in the photo above, to make it seem as if her hair was red. The special effects team working on this franchise has figured out ways to make it appear as if major cities are being destroyed by aliens, so they also managed to change Johansson’s hair color without dying it. Seeing as the actress has been rocking a super-short pixie cut for the past few years, her blonde bob in the next two Avengers films is yet another wig.
Regardless of the publication’s story being provably untrue, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source close to the situation, who exclusively tells us Johansson didn’t refuse to dye her hair for the upcoming Avengers movies. We’re further assured the actress never demanded her character’s look be altered, and the magazine’s claim otherwise is entirely fabricated.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.