Scarlett Johansson's Unusual Request on 'The Island' Set

By Nitin Singh

Scarlett Johansson, a celebrated actress known for her commitment to her roles, once faced a unique challenge on the set.

During the filming of "The Island," Johansson had to shoot an intimate scene with Ewan McGregor, but there was a twist.

To maintain a PG-13 rating, Scarlett was given a black bra to wear in the scene, concealing her.

However, Johansson found this unrealistic and approached director Michael Bay with an unusual request.

She asked if she could go topless for the scene to make it more authentic, but her request was initially denied.

Michael Bay recalled the incident at the film's premiere, where he found Johansson refusing to wear the bra, stating she'd go naked.

Bay insisted on the bra due to rating requirements, but Scarlett had a valid argument.

She pointed out that women typically don't sleep in bras, and it wouldn't be realistic for her character to wake up wearing one.

Despite her objection, the scene was eventually filmed with Johansson wearing the bra, ensuring the PG-13 rating.

This incident highlighted Scarlett Johansson's unwavering commitment to authenticity in her roles, even when faced with industry norms.