Scarlett Johannson recently opened up about Black Widow and shared that she is happy that her MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) avatar Natash Romanoff, as well as her superhero alter ego Black Widow, has moved away from the 'hyper-sexualisation' which definied it when she essayed the role in the blockbuster 'Iron Man 2'. She said that her character was 'so sexualized' and treated 'like a possession', 'like a piece of meat' in her early MCU appearance, however, now things are different.
Speaking to Collider, she said, 'Obviously, 10 years have passed and things have happened and I have a much different, more evolved understanding of myself. As a woman, I'm in a different place in my life, you know? And I felt more forgiving of myself, as a woman, and not - sometimes probably not enough. I'm more accepting of myself, I think. All of that is related to that move away from the kind of hyper-sexualisation of this character and I mean, you look back at 'Iron Man 2' and while it was really fun and had a lot of great moments in it, the character is so sexualised, you know?'
She added by saying, 'It really talked about like she's a piece of something, like a possession or a thing or whatever like a piece of a**, really. And Tony Stark even refers to her as something like that at one point... (he says) 'I want some'. Yeah, and at one point calls her a piece of meat and maybe at that time that actually felt like a compliment.
The actress' character is loved by fans all around the world. She gets her first solo superhero film this year, with 'Black Widow' scheduled to release in theatres on July 9.