Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow is very pragmatic

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson feels it is fun playing the superhero Black Widow, and says her character has grown over the past ten years.

Johansson shot to global superstardom with her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She now awaits the release of her standalone Black Widow movie, which got pushed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I think my character has grown over the past ten years. She has fallen into a leadership position which I think is a natural place for her and she is very pragmatic, and she is flexible and understands the shades of grey that exist in the universe and can operate above and below, and she is brave,” Johansson said.

“In her current incarnation, it feels like she is finally a realised person and certainly much more grounded in my own life now, and then I did ten years ago. So it is interesting how those things go together,” she added.

Asked what’s been her highlight in the past decade, she said: “We celebrated the tenth anniversary of the MCU, and we did this huge class photo, and there was like a gazillion people in it, but it was crazy just to feel the star power and the collective amount of talent and work, and it was pretty epic!”

Johansson last appeared as Black Widow, or Natasha Romanoff, in Avengers: Endgame, which will be aired in India on Star Movies on May 17.              - IANS