March 20, 2023

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Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow is happy to be less “sexualized” than ever before

Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow is happy to be less "sexualized" than ever before

Scarlett Johansson is glad she was able to make her Black Widow character less sexual in her black character-centric film.

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Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff, has starred in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since she first appeared on Iron Man 2 a decade ago. The character initially appeared in tights, but the actress believes her film originated in the franchise, a change that is most evident in her upcoming film.

“It’s definitely changed and I think some part (…) of that change is also coming from me,” she told Collider. I am a mother and my life is different. Obviously 10 years have passed and a lot has happened and I have a very different and more developed understanding of myself. As a woman, I was at a different stage in my life. ”

Thinking about her previous appearances at MCU, which featured flirting scenes with Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., the 36-year-old admitted that he initially thought the character was “really sexualized”. “We really talk about her, she’s part of something, possession or an object or something, like walking c **, really. And Tony even mentions her at one point. “

However, she now hopes with her own story that her role as a member of the Avengers superhero team will be fully honored. “Now people, young women are getting a more positive message,” she says. Being a part of that change and coming to the other side and being a part of this old story is so awesome, but moving forward, thriving. I think it’s great. “

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Black Widow hits theaters on July 7.