Early in her career, Scarlett Johansson felt “hypersexualized”.

Scarlett Johansson, an actress in Hollywood, has talked about how she felt “hypersexualized” and “pigeonholed” when she first started out. The 37-year-old actress who plays Black Widow was on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast on Monday. She talked about how people in the industry thought she was older than she was, which kept her from getting the roles she wanted.

“I felt like I was treated like an object and put in a box, so I didn’t get job offers for things I wanted to do. She said, “I remember thinking to myself, “I think people think I’m 40.” The beautiful woman said, “I think everyone thought I was older and had been acting for a long time, so I got stuck in this weird hypersexualized thing.” “That doesn’t have a long runway. So, at that time, it was scary. I was like, “Is this it?” in a weird way, she said. The actress also said that things are now getting better in the business.

“Now I see actors in their 20s who are younger. She said, “It seems like they can be all these different things.” “It’s also another time. We can’t even really put other actors in a box anymore, thank goodness, right? People move around a lot more,’ Johansson added. The blonde actress started out as a child actor, but she became famous when she was 17 and played Charlotte with Bill Murray in the 2003 Sofia Coppola movie Lost in Translation. For that role, she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress.

Johansson was five years younger than her character, a young wife whose photographer husband leaves her alone at the Tokyo Park Hyatt. She also played a seductress in the 2005 psychological thriller Match Point, which starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was 27 at the time. She was only 19 years old at the time. Woody Allen, the controversial 86-year-old director of the movie, later caused a stir when he called her “sexually radioactive” in his book Apropos of Nothing.

 

Author: Rana Abdullah

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