As a young actor, Scarlett Johansson recalls being “hypers@xualized”: “People believed I was much older than I actually was.”
The mother of two, 37, recounted feeling like she was made to appear older than she was in early film roles in a recent interview on Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert.
She said, “I felt like I was not getting offers for employment for things that I wanted to pursue because I kind of became objectified and pigeonholed in this way. “I distinctly recall thinking, “I assume people think I’m 40 years old,” to myself. Somehow, it ceased to be something I fought against and considered attractive.“
Scarlett Johansson claimed that she believed that this occurrence was influenced by her prior experience playing ingenues.
“I believe that everyone assumed I was older and had been acting for a long time because of which I was sort of pigeonholed into this strange hypers@xualized thing. My career seemed to be ended, “She spoke. “You have that kind of career, and these are the roles you’ve performed, it was said. And I thought, is this it?
“On that, the runway is not lengthy,” she said. “Thus, it was frightful at the moment. In a strange way, I thought, “Is this it?” I largely ascribed that to the fact that I was perceived as being much, much older than I actually was.”
She acknowledges that there is still a lot of work to be done, despite the fact that she claims things have “improved a lot” in terms of how Hollywood studios treat aspiring female stars.
“These days, I see younger actors in their 20s. They seem to be free to be so many various things “She spoke up. “It’s also another time. Thankfully, we’re not even permitted to categorise other performers anymore, isn’t that right? People are much more animated today.”
Despite the fact that things have “gotten better” for women, according to Scarlett Johansson, society still has a long way to go.
It has somewhat changed, she said. “We live in a patriarchal society, and I believe that there is a fundamental truth about the status of women that will always exist, even if 600 men are not necessarily as overtly aggressive as they would have been a minute before. It is deeply ingrained in our society and culture. I find it difficult to think of that as ever not being an element.”
To that end,Scarlett Johansson claims that in the wake of the #MeToo movement, she occasionally feels as though she is “stuck between two universes.”
“Our mothers always told us to “do whatever it takes to acquire what you need.” Employ your feminine cunning. Employ your s@xuality “She spoke. “Then there is, in my opinion, this generation, which has both done it and [said], “This doesn’t feel right; there must be another way.” You don’t have to put up with any of that nonsense, say the younger women who are around 15 years younger than I am. No caving in.” There is a system that is wholly despised. Being in the middle of anything is interesting.”
The actress claims to have nothing but hope for the generations of women who will be in charge of today’s dialogues in the future. She does, however, counsel them to exercise patience and take lessons from the past.
“I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s crucial to comprehend growth and change when it’s truly relevant since it involves taking two steps forward and two steps back before things get better or worse. It isn’t limitless, “She spoke. I believe that if you don’t give people the opportunity to figure it out, progressive change won’t actually take place.
Scarlett Johansson Movies:- Black Widow, Lucy, Under the Skin, Avengers Endgame, Ghost in the Shell much more.