Scarlett Johansson expressed her gratitude towards the recent portrayal of her Marvel character, Natasha Romanoff, as it deviates from the previous hyper-sexualization. Having played the role of Black Widow for over a decade, since its introduction in the 2010 film Iron Man 2, where she had to model lingerie, the actress welcomes the evolution of how the character is treated and depicted on screen. The upcoming Black Widow movie marks her seventh time to reprise the role, and she is pleased with the progress made since the character’s first cinematic appearance, which had Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark referring to Romanoff as a mere objectifying ‘piece of a**.’
In 2010’s Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson portrayed the Marvel character Natasha Romanoff, who appeared very attractive in lace lingerie. Recently, she expressed her satisfaction in the character no longer being excessively sexualized.
Wow, the character looked stunning in her plunging black dress with short sleeves – va-voom! The actress reflected on how her personal growth as a woman has influenced the way she portrays the character. With 10 years passed and new experiences under her belt, she now has a more evolved understanding of herself. She noted that as a woman, she is in a different place in her life now. In Iron Man 2, the character wore a tight white blouse during her introduction to Tony Stark as Natasha Rushman, and he later found a sexy image of her in lacy lingerie while researching her online.
A surprising revelation at the workplace: The other persona was known for sporting form-fitting skirts that accentuated her curves.
The actress was seen in a striking leopard print outfit in a particular scene. As a woman and mother, she expressed feeling more understanding and accepting of herself. This change in attitude is related to a shift away from the overly sexualized nature of her character in previous films. Looking back at Iron Man 2, Scarlett noted how her character was often referred to as a possession or object, specifically, a piece of a** and meat. At the time, those comments may have been interpreted as compliments, but now she recognizes their negative implications.
Taking a closer look at the Marvel character, Black Widow, for inspiration.
Scarlett Johansson reflects on her portrayal of Black Widow in Iron Man 2, admitting that she would have once accepted sexual comments as a compliment, but now recognizes her self-worth and knows that such remarks are unacceptable. She expresses her satisfaction with the world’s evolution in understanding the inappropriateness of derogatory comments towards women. In a discussion with Collider.com, she explains how her thinking has changed over the years and how many young women can relate to measuring their self-worth based on such comments. However, she is optimistic that this mindset is changing for the better.
In the movie The Avengers back in 2012, Black Widow had shorter hair, but now in the upcoming release of Black Widow on July 9, young girls will receive a more positive message from the film. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, is excited to be a part of this shift towards progress and evolution. Although her character meets her demise in Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett assures fans that her fate did not affect her mindset during the filming of Black Widow. She knew about her character’s fate since the production of Avengers: Infinity War, and the film explores the backstory of Black Widow before her death.
Get ready for the upcoming release of the Black Widow movie on July 9th, featuring a fresh and exciting new poster design.