Scarlett Johansson calls out ‘piece of ass’ treatment of ‘Black Widow’

Scarlett Johansson spoke out forward of the discharge of “Black Widow” about the best way her Marvel character is handled like a “piece of ass” in previous movies.

While on set for her first standalone movie within the franchise, the actress revealed her contempt for the hypersexualization of her character, also called Natasha, particularly within the “Iron Man” sequel.

“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 sexualized, you know?” Johansson, 36, advised Collider throughout a 2019 press go to to the set of the upcoming film, in response to the interview the positioning revealed this week. “Really talked about like she’s a chunk of one thing, like a possession or a factor or no matter — like a chunk of ass, actually. And Tony [Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr.] even refers to her as one thing like that at one level. What does he say? ‘I want some.’ “

While it doesn’t appear to be the actress is just too eager concerning the depiction of Natasha in earlier movies, she acknowledged the plain erotic components of her character.

Johansson acknowledged that her character, Natasha Romanoff, was
Johansson acknowledged that her character, Natasha Romanoff, was “hypersexualized.”

“At one point [Tony] calls her a piece of meat, and maybe, at that time, that actually felt like a compliment,” she mentioned.

Johansson mentioned that her character makes use of her sexuality as each “a means to feel” and a tactic to control the folks round her. After taking part in the position since 2010, Johansson famous that the character is empowered in her vulnerability, calling her final act of sacrifice in “Avengers: Endgame” “incredibly powerful.”

Johannson said it's incredible that
Johannson mentioned it’s unimaginable that “young girls now are getting a much more positive message.”
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Following the occasions of “Captain America: Civil War,” Natasha’s origin story is not like her earlier appearances within the Marvel universe. The storyline in “Black Widow,” the discharge of which was delayed because of the pandemic, relies round sisterhood and the “complicated feelings” that come alongside together with her and her ally Yelena Belova’s (Florence Pugh) difficult relationship.

Johansson called her character
Johansson known as her character “incredibly powerful.”
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“Now people, young girls, are getting a much more positive message, but it’s been incredible to be a part of that shift and be able to come out the other side and be a part of that old story, but also progress. Evolve. I think it’s pretty cool,” Johansson mentioned.

“Black Widow” opens each in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9.

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