As reported by VarietyThe 22-second ad showed Johansson behind the scenes while filming black widow, where he actually says “What’s up guys? “I’m Scarlett and I want you to come with me.” But then the ad moves away from Johansson, as an AI-generated voice that sounds like the actress says: “It’s not just limited to avatars. You can also create images with texts and even your AI videos. I think you shouldn’t miss it.”
At the bottom of the ad, Variety reports that Convert Software, the developer behind the app, included text that reads: “Images produced by Lisa AI. “It has nothing to do with this person.” Johansson’s representatives say so Variety that the actress was never a spokesperson for the application and that her lawyer, Kevin Yorn, “handled the situation in a legal capacity.”
“We don’t take these things lightly. Based on our usual course of action in these circumstances, we will address this with all legal resources we have,” Yorn said in a statement to Variety. Neither Yorn nor Convert Software responded to The edgeRequest for comments on the nature of the legal action.