“You have to be a part of the change,” the actress said of playing a role in her MCU character’s evolving look.
Scarlett Johansson stirred up buzz last month after saying her Marvel character, Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, was “sexualized” and “treated like a piece of ass” when she was introduced in “Iron Man 2.” The character has grown in the 11 years since her debut, as have her costumes. Johansson talked about Black Widow’s evolving look in a recent interview with Fatherly (via Uproxx).
“After ‘Iron Man’ to go into ‘Avengers’, there has been an evolution of her looks,”
Johansson said she considered her “Iron Man 2” clothes “a costume.” [Natasha] had on – at the time, Marvel was interested in the character being a transformer. “But the actor was not a fan of all the proposed Black Widow costumes.
“When we made ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ - this is a really fun thing – the look is amazing and utilitarian,” Johansson said. “She first drives up in this beautiful car and picks up Cap, and originally in the script was “It was as if she arrived in her tennis white with a blonde wig. It was killed very quickly.”
Johansson continued: “You work with many male writers. Things changed. You have to be a part of the change. Audiences also demand things, and there is a cultural shift, and it feeds everything in a more progressive direction. ”
Last month about the treatment of her MCU character, Johansson had this to say: “It has certainly changed, and I think part of this change is probably – it’s difficult because I’m in it. , but probably a lot of it is actually from me too. I’m turning 35 and I’m a mom and my life is different. It’s obviously been 10 years and things have happened and I have a very different, more developed understanding of myself. As a woman, I’m somewhere else in my life, you know? And I felt more forgiving of myself as a woman and not – sometimes probably not enough. I accept more of myself, I think. ”
Scarlett Johansson’s latest Marvel movie, “Black Widow,” opens July 9 in theaters and at Disney + through Premier Access.