Scarlett Johansson Critiques How Black Widow Was Hypersexualized Upon Entering the MCU

Scarlett Johansson Critiques How Black Widow Was Hypersexualized Upon Entering the MCU
Scarlett Johansson is glad to see the industry evolving after playing Natasha Romanoff for over 10 years. According to a recently published Hello Beautiful piece, the actress addressed a group of reporters in a press pool for her upcoming Black Widow feature film and discussed the sexualization of her character when she first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man 2.

"I have a much different, more evolved understanding of myself as a woman. I'm in a different place in my life," she explained when asked how the MCU has changed during her tenure. "I feel more forgiving of myself as a woman. Sometimes, probably not enough. All of that is what is needed to move away from the kind of hyper sexualization of this character." Johansson pinpointed Iron Man 2 as a key example of her character's objectification. She said although the film was "really fun and had a lot of great moments,
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