Scarlett Johansson in nowadays busy for the promotion of her newly released Marvel movie “Black Widow”. In one of the interviews, the actor addressed the costume and her super hero look, which has been sexualized many times before, and Scarlett has always slammed them. But the new look is totally satisfactory for the 36 year old star.
In a recent interview with Fatherly, the outlet talked to the actor about sexualisation of Black Widow, which isn’t the case in the new movie. In reply, Johansson said the new Black Widow costume was “very quickly killed.”
Shining light on the evolution of Black Widow and her look throughout the Marvel movies, Johansson said, “After Iron Man to going into Avengers, there’s been an evolution of her look. I think part of that is just gaining the trust of the executives at Marvel and kind of sitting in the character and just being able to make decisions for her. That really happened fairly early on. I mean, in Iron Man 2, I worked with the amazing incredible costume designer Mary Zophres, who created an absolutely beautiful femme fatale look for the character. And it was very stunning.”
Scarlett added, “In some says I look at it as a costume she was wearing — at the time, Marvel was interested in the character being a shape-shifter. When we were doing Captain America: The Winter Soldier — this is a really funny thing — the look is fantastic and utilitarian. She first drives up in this beautiful car and picks up Cap, and initially in the script, it was like, she arrives in her tennis whites, with a blonde wig. It was very quickly killed.”
Johansson also addressed the influence of male perspective on the outcome of Black Widow or Natasha’s super hero look. She said, “You work with a lot of male writers. Things were shifting. You have to be a part of the change. Audiences are also demanding stuff and there’s a cultural shift and it feeds everything into a more progressive direction. It’s been a process, it’s been a process.”