Scarlett Johansson Claims Old Management Team "Groomed" Her into "Bombshell" Roles
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Scarlett Johansson has claimed that her old management team “groomed” her into taking on “bombshell” roles early in her career. Johansson, who is best known for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, made the comments in an interview on iHeartRadio’s “Table for Two” podcast.
“I kind of became, like, an ingénue,” the “Black Widow” star, 38, said on iHeartRadio’s “Table for Two” podcast. “Young girls like that are really objectified, and that’s just a fact, so I think whatever box they’re put into, it sort of sets you on this trajectory for how your life will go.
Now, obviously women really are able more now to choose their own path”. “I think because of that trajectory that I had been sort of launched towards, I really got stuck in this,” she said.
“I was kind of being groomed in a way to be this what you call this bombshell type of actor.
I was playing the other woman and this object of desire and, you know, I suddenly found myself cornered in this place, like, I couldn’t get out of it”. The 38-year-old actress, who is a mother of two, said that having children has affected the kind of work she takes on.
“I think that’s an important lesson to teach girls and boys — to pursue work that is satisfying,” Johansson said. Johansson’s comments come amid a wider conversation about the objectification of women in the entertainment industry.
In recent years, there has been a push for greater representation and more diverse and complex roles for women in film and television. Johansson has been a vocal advocate for these issues and has spoken out about the challenges facing women in Hollywood.
In 2018, she launched the production company These Pictures with the goal of creating opportunities for women in the entertainment industry. In addition to her role as Black Widow, Johansson has also starred in a number of critically acclaimed films, including “Lost in Translation,” “Match Point,” and “The Prestige”. She has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and has won a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and a Tony award.