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Scarlett Johansson Is Glad Black Widow Has Become Less Sexualised

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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.

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“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.

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

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