Frank Grillo played Brock Rumlow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Endgame. In real life, Grillo is quite athletic and often uses his fighting skills in real life to translate authenticity while acting. However, Grillo revealed that he needed Scarlett Johansson to convince him to do his craziest stunt.

In the first ten minutes of The Winter Soldier, Rumlow and Johansson’s Black Widow have to parachute onto an aircraft carrier. During an interview with Collider, Grillo explained that the aircraft was about 150 feet above the water. Grillo explains that he originally was going to request a stuntman pull this off, but when he heard Johansson was going to do it herself, he felt he couldn’t say no:

“We were doing Cap 2, Winter Soldier, and we were out in Long Beach on an aircraft carrier. So however many stories above sea level the boat is […] it’s like 150 feet up, right? There was a crane on the deck which was another 150 feet up, so you’re probably 300 feet up from the water. And basically what we had to do was clip into the crane, and they dropped us so that it looked like we were flying onto the boat. And I wasn’t gonna do it. I said, ‘I’m not doing that! Let my guy do it, I’m not doing it.’ And Scarlett Johansson said, ‘Well I’m doing it!’ So she went and did it, and then I had to do it. (laughs) I think in the movie I fly in behind her. And she didn’t, but I had shit in my pants, because I was that afraid. And it was pitch black! It was nighttime.”

This makes me happy not only knowing it was Grillo doing the stunt, but that Johansson was fearless. She’s been a vital member of the Avengers from day one and her fight scenes are some of my favorite in the MCU. I cannot wait for Black Widow to return to the big screen.

Source: ComicBook


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