Scarlett Johansson is one of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood. The actress started her career as a child and went on to work in some of the hit films of all time. One of her most iconic and memorable roles will always be of Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff in the Avengers franchise. While the star has had a successful career, she does have a few regrets that she recently shared at the Actress’ Roundtable hosted by The Hollywood Reporter.
Recalling some of her past work, Scarlett shared, “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-sexualized, which, I guess, at the time seemed okay 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 ingénue or the other woman, because it was never anything that I had intended.”
Being typecast forced the actress to pursue a different career, but it was the Broadway show A View From the Bridge in 2009 by Arthur Miller that reset her way of thinking. Scarlett explained, “It's amazing how theater is limitless Even though it was terrifying, it was liberating because I actually felt that every night I had the opportunity to change the narrative.” As of now, the starlet is soaring high on the success of her latest films, Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit – both of which are Oscar contenders. She will also be reprising her role as Black Widow in the film of the same name, which will be an origins story of the character.