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Scarlett Johansson really picked up random dudes for Under the Skin

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This is insane. You know how the movie Under the Skin is about a sexy alien played by Scarlett Johansson who picks up men, has sex with them and then kills them? All those men she picks up weren’t actors. Just regular people she randomly met on the road.

Johansson revealed as much during an interview with The Guardian:

A remarkable aspect of Under the Skin is that a lot of the people who appear in it aren’t actors. They’re normal people – who happen to be walking down a road minding their own business when a pretty lady pulls up in a van alongside them and offers them a lift to Tesco and then a film crew clutching disclaimers leaps out of the back.

At what point did Glazer tell you: “Oh yes, by the way, Scarlett, we haven’t really got any other actors. We’re just going to cruise the streets and find them”? “That happened later on. And none of us knew how it was going to work. We toyed with lots of different things like prosthetics, teeth, all kinds of things that would change my face but only slightly, when in fact there was no need to do any of that.”


The Daily Mail actually found one of these guys to talk to:

A lovelorn workman has described the moment he thought he had ‘hit the jackpot’ when a beautiful brunette van driver stopped and asked him: ‘Are you single?’

Kevin McAlinden was completely unaware the siren was Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson disguised in a dark wig – and that he was secretly starring in her new sci-fi movie.

Father-of-two Kevin, 29, had recently separated from his partner when the actress drove up.

Last night, recalling his lucky day, said: ‘What man wouldn’t think, “Wow,” when a good-looking woman has just pulled up in a van and comes out with something like that within minutes?

‘She said: “Are you single? What are you doing tonight?”

‘I thought, “Yes! This is unbelievable!” I’d been having quite a tough time in my personal life, so this was like a lucky break. I should have known it was too good to be true.’


I can’t even begin to process this. Does making men think they’re going to potentially have sex with Scarlett Johansson constitute cruelty to animals in some way?