Scarlett Johansson, 36, felt 'hypersexualised' in films in her teens
2023/08/28

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Scarlett Johansson felt 'hypersexualised' working in Hollywood as a teenager.

The actress, 36, had her break as an adult actress as Charlotte in 2003 movie Lost in Translation at the age of 18, but had her first leading role as Manny in Manny & Lo at the age of 12.

The star said she felt typecast in certain roles in her teens and on into her early 20s, telling The Sun: 'When I was working in my early twenties, and even my late teens, I felt that I got somehow typecast as hypersexualised, which I guess at the time seemed OK to everyone.

Speaking out: Scarlett Johansson, 36, says she felt 'hypersexualised' working in Hollywood as a teenager and felt typecast in certain roles in her teens and early 20s (pictured 2021)

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'Even though it wasn't part of my own narrative, it was kind of crafted for me by probably a bunch of dudes in the industry.'

However, she insists 'the climate is so different now' and there are 'so many wonderful opportunities for women' in Hollywood today.

Her breakthrough role came aged 19 when she starred in acclaimed film, Lost In Translation, alongside Bill Murray. She is now one of Hollywood's biggest stars. 

Scarlett got married last year to Colin Jost, 39, at a scaled-down ceremony at her home in the New York hamlet of Palisades in OctoberChanging times: While admitting things are different today, Scarlett told The Sun: 'Even though it wasn't part of my own narrative, it was kind of crafted for me by probably a bunch of dudes in the industry.' (Pictured in 2001 film Ghost World, released when she was  16)Earlier this month Page Six claimed that Scarlett was expecting a baby but neither she nor Colin has confirmed as much.

In an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers the Black Widow star dished about the idiosyncratic 'party favour' she and her new husband gave their guests.

Colin currently hosts Weekend Update on NBC's Saturday Night Live - a role previously held by Seth who attended Scarlett's latest wedding.

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