Scarlett Johansson has become an essential and iconic figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to her dynamic portrayal of Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow. She played the role of Black Widow alongside other popular superheroes such as Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr., Captain America played by Chris Evans, Thor played by Chris Hemsworth, Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner, and Hulk played by Mark Ruffalo.
Scarlett Johansson, famously known for her role as Black Widow, is not one to hold back when she feels disrespected. In addition, she has also experienced hyper-sexualization in Hollywood. During an interview in May 2012, the actress was asked inappropriate questions which prompted her to shut down the interviewer. Scarlett has been through many awkward situations during interviews, but one incident that stands out occurred while she was promoting The Avengers. During an interview, a reporter named Jerry Penacoli asked if Scarlett was wearing underwear under her costume. Fed up with this line of questioning, Scarlett replied, “You’re the fifth person to ask me this today. I’ll leave it to your imagination. Whatever you think I should be wearing or not wearing underneath that suit.”
In a recent interview, Scarlett Johansson found herself in an uncomfortable situation when a reporter made a tasteless comment about her character’s skin-tight costume. When the reporter tried to explain his question, Johansson interrupted and left it up to his imagination. She sarcastically commented that it was up to the reporter to decide what she should or shouldn’t be wearing under the costume. The reporter’s comment was demeaning and uncomfortable for Johansson, who was there to discuss her character’s costume change in the film Jojo Rabbit.
When asked to discuss the changes in her character’s costume during a promotion for another Avengers movie, the actress seemed unsure of how to respond. She did reveal, however, that she wears a leather jumpsuit for much of the film, which she has been wearing for the past decade. She also mentioned having a few new fashion items, including a vest and a new hairstyle. Despite some people not liking her new hairstyle, she stands by her choice. In a separate interview on Daz Shepord’s podcast, the actress expressed frustration with feeling like an object and being typecast in roles that didn’t offer her much work.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson played the role of Black Widow. Although, she did express some positivity by acknowledging the changes that are now happening in Hollywood. She believes that it’s crucial to recognize the significance of progress and change when they are meaningful.