Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders and cast at Avengers Assemble premiere

07:57 20 April 2012

Cobie Smulders at the Marvel Avengers Assemble European Premiere at the Westfield Centre, London

Cobie Smulders at the Marvel Avengers Assemble European Premiere at the Westfield Centre, London

Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson and How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders wowed crowds in London at the European premiere of Avengers Assemble.

Golden Globe nominee Johansson, 27, blossomed in a black and scarlet floral corset and lace skirt by Prada with bright red heels, while the Canadian actress, 30, lived up to her name in a red creation by New York designer Alexandra Vidal.

The actresses, who play Russian spy Natasha Romanoff and S.H.I.E.L.D agent Maria Hill respectively, were joined by co-stars Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Tom Hiddleston (villain Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson) at the premiere of the Marvel superhero blockbuster at Westfield London.

Chris Hemsworth (Thor) was joined by his heavily pregnant wife, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky.

Johansson said she enjoyed reprising the role of the feisty Black Widow, originally seen in Iron Man 2, despite the injuries she suffered doing her own stunts.

“It’s nice to be able to play a female character that’s not a damsel in distress or some woman in waiting but to actually play someone who’s got a lot of conviction and who is really ready to kick some booty,” she said.

“It was just all one big injury the whole thing - you get used to it I guess.”

Smulders added: “It’s been a dream role for me. I love it.”

Downey Jr said it was “a blast” to be in London, saying: “It’s been five years since our last adventure so I’m happy and humbled to be here.”

Avengers Assemble, which also stars Samuel L Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow, opens in cinemas on April 26.

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