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Scarlett Johansson Is Glad Black Widow Has Become Less Sexualised



Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson has said she is glad her character Black Widow is no longer “sexualised’ and treated “like a possession”.

Johansson has played the role of Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for over a decade.

Ahead of her role in the forthcoming Black Widow’ solo movie, the 36-year-old actress spoke to Collider about how her own growing maturity has influenced the depiction of her MCU character.

“Obviously, ten years have passed and things have happened and I have a much different, more evolved understanding of myself. I’m more accepting of myself, I think,” Johansson said.


“All of that is related to that move away from the kind of hyper-sexualization of this character and, I mean, you look back at ‘Iron Man 2′ and while it was really fun and had a lot of great moments in it, the character is so sexualised, you know?”

Johansson went on to say she felt her character was “really talked about like she’s a piece of something, like a possession or a thing or whatever — like a piece of a**, really.”

The actress now hopes her character will be a positive role model for young women.

‘Black Widow’ was originally set to be released in May 2020.


However, due to the pandemic the film faced several delays and will now be released July 7.

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