Scarlett Johansson: Was hyper-sexualised early in my career

Actress Scarlett Johansson, popular for playing strong and bold roles, says she was “hyper-sexualised” initially in her career due to the narrative “crafted for me by probably a bunch of dudes in the industry”.


During the Actress Roundtable, Johansson, who is being considered as one of the major contenders for the best actress Oscar for her performance in “Marriage Story”, said that the opportunities for women of every age to play different types of people has broadened, reports

I feel when I was working in my early 20s and even in my late teens/early 20s, I felt that I sort of got, somehow, typecast. I was very hyper-sexualised,” she said.


“Which, I guess, at the time seemed OK to everyone. It was another time. Even though it wasn’t a part of my own narrative, it was kind of crafted for me by probably a bunch of dudes in the industry. And I guess that worked then, but it was really difficult for me to try to figure out how to get out of being an ingenue or the other woman, because it was never anything that I had intended,” she added.

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