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    “I Got Pigeonholed”: Scarlett Johansson On Being “Hypersexualized” By Hollywood Industry

    Scarlett Johansson is a name that doesn’t need any introduction. One of the world’s highest-paid actresses, Johansson was named in Times‘ 100 most influential people in the world in 2021. She’s also a recipient of a Tony Award and a British Academy Film Award and two Oscar nominations.

    However, the 37-year-old actress recently talked about how she was “hypersexualized” and “pigeonholed” at a young age in Hollywood. Let’s find out more about her comments on this.

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    Scarlett Johansson On Being ‘Hypersexualized’ By The Industry

    Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson

    Johansson is easily one of the most popular and successful actresses of all time. However, things have never been easy for the ‘Black Widow‘ actress who had to go through a lot of labeling.

    In a recent episode of Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast, the ‘Lucy‘ actress said that she felt her career would end early on because she was “hypersexualized” by the industry.

    “I kind of became objectified and pigeonholed in this way where I felt like I wasn’t getting offers for work for things that I wanted to do,” she said. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘I think people think I’m 40 years old.’

    She continued, “It somehow stopped being something that was desirable and something that I was fighting against. I think everybody thought I was older and that I’d been [acting] for a long time, I got kind of pigeonholed into this weird hypersexualized thing.

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    Johansson Felt Her Career Would End Early

    Scarlett Johansson Colin Jost
    Scarlett Johansson with her husband Colin Jost

    Johansson explained that she felt her career would end. “I felt like [my career] was over. It was like: that’s the kind of career you have, these are the roles you’ve played. And I was like, ‘This is it?’

    However, she believes that times have changed and more young actors like Zendaya and Florence Pugh are not being pigeonholed.

    I see younger actors that are in their 20s, it feels like they’re allowed to be all these different things,” she said. “It’s another time, too. We’re not even allowed to really pigeonhole other actors anymore, thankfully, right? People are much more dynamic.”

    The actress will be next seen in Wes Anderson’s romantic comedy-drama ‘Asteroid City’ and the British drama ‘My Mother’s Wedding.’ She was last seen in MCU‘s ‘Black Widow.’

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