Did you know that the Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double in Marvel films she is Italian? There stunwoman Roberta Mancino does all the swashbuckling action scenes for the actress (especially the flight ones) when playing one of the original members of the Avengersthat is to say Black Widow (Black Widow).
To discover who is Roberta Mancino and how she became one of the most sought-after stunwomen in Hollywood hear theinterview by Gianluca Gazzoli on Radio DEEJAY in the podcast below.
Listen to the interview with Roberta Mancino, Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double in Marvel films
Who is Roberta Mancino, Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double in Marvel films
Roberta Mancini was born in Anzio on August 3, 1980: she is a parachutist, black belt in full contact kickboxing, practices diving and is also an Italian model. She specializes in freestyle, freefly, video and wingsuit, Roberta Mancino is the stunwoman who doubles for Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel films. As a child she was a fan of gods marvel comics: it was destiny!
Mancino, one of the most requested professionals in Hollywood, tells it to Gianluca Gazzoli, to the microphones of Radio DEEJAY in Riccionewhere the radio moved for the summer again this year and took place Deejay On Stage:
I’m Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double for the aerial scenes: when she doesn’t have her feet on the ground it’s me! In the movie Black Widow there are so many. We worked with cables and ziplines. We really jump out of planes: it’s skydiving and sometimes even base jumping, which is a different thing. Skydiving is done from moving planes or helicopters, base jumping instead from fixed locations, such as mountains, bridges, antennas and buildings.
Roberta Mancino has been a parachutist for 22 years:
I started when I was very young and then I decided to go to the United States, because this job doesn’t exist in Italy. There are stunt jobs, but no skydiving aerial jobs.
Mancino was also nominated for the Oscars of the stunt world (do you know how the rules of the Oscars work? We tell you here), the Taurus World Stunt Award, just for the aerial scenes of Black Widow. The awards ceremony will be held on September 17th: it will be tough, because the stuntmen of Matrix Resurrections (watch our interview with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss here), James Bond (watch our interview with Léa Hélène Seydoux and Rami Malek here) e Fast and Furious.
How do you become a stuntman or stuntwoman? Roberta Mancini, Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double, tells it
But how do you become a stuntman or stuntwoman? Roberta Mancino, Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double in Marvel films tells it:
Meanwhile, you must be a professional parachutist: you must have done competitions, world records, that is, formation jumps. Today I live between Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.
In the meantime, to enter the world of cinema, you have to go to Los Angeles. Then get to know the right people: train with people who do this job. I did commercials and then my first job in Hollywood was own Iron Man 3.
But Roberta Mancino, who lives recklessly for a living, is she sometimes afraid?
During skydiving scenes no, during stunts yes, because they are often dangerous scenes.
Unfortunately I have not had relations with Scarlett Johansson: we are almost always in the airports, or training in the gym. I studied it a lot on video though, because I need to look at all the details: for Black Widow the director told me to study the last one Avengers. As she fell, as he put his hands.
Then you have to feel like superheroes: because when you fly you don’t strike beautiful poses like those of actors. Black Widow for example he has a characteristic landing pose, but I would never land like that.