Here at Evil Beet, we can talk about some pretty serious topics. Sometimes we have to tell you about a celebrity’s death, and sometimes we have to tell you about a celebrity’s legal trouble. Sometimes we discuss politics, and sometimes we discuss hot topics and controversial figures in the media. And sometimes we talk about how Scarlett Johansson is addicted to buffalo wings.
Can you guess what we’re going to be discussing today?
Scarlett Johansson was picture perfect in her form-fitting black Versace dress at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Avengers.”
However, the butt-kicking super hero insisted that it’s only a matter of time before she packs on the pounds.
“Oh my good [I am obsessed] with buffalo chicken wings, I am addicted to them,” Johansson told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “You will have to roll me down the red carpet next time you see me.”
Johansson’s new-found food of choice comes on the heels of the super strict diet and workout regime she followed to be able to slip into a skin-tight “Black Widow” suit for the highly anticipated Marvel Comics blockbuster.
“You have to eat a really clean diet, a lot of kale and salmon. Basically you get all your nutrients and then training like crazy,” she explained. “The training is crazy, but you just suck it up and do it. There is a lot of strength training and agility training, and fight choreography. You go in, and you just do it.”
So the result of all that blood, sweat and tears?
“It was absolute nonstop action, it was intense and just a rollercoaster of fights, stunts and explosions,” she said. “Then of course you have all these characters that do not belong together, and we are in the same room, and try to fight it out between us.”
And for the record, even as Johansson walked away, we heard her chatting about those tasty buffalo wings.
“I can’t stop eating them,” she whispered to her publicist. “I just can’t get enough.”
That very last bit is the best, most endearing thing I’ve ever heard about Scarlett Johansson. I went through a phase where everything she said and did irritated the hell out of me, and I’m sure I’ll go through that phase again one day, but right now, she gets a pass. A pass to eat all the buffalo wings she wants so she can keep living the dream.
But hey, can we talk about buffalo wings for a minute? Because I don’t get the appeal, but I know some people, like Scarlett here, go crazy for them. I guess I just can’t get behind gnawing meat off a bone when I could just order a chicken breast, pull out a knife and a fork, and be done with it. It just seems like too much effort without any payoff at all, besides a tiny little bit of meat and sauce all over your face. So where does the obsession come from? Is the taste just phenomenal? Is it fun to have so many flavors to choose from? Is it fun to tear meat off a bone with your teeth? Is it the buffalo wing culture? What is it?