Scarlett Johansson expressed her initial hesitation and concerns about playing the character of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an interview, she stated that she felt wary about taking on the role due to fears of being typecast and the pressure of living up to fans' expectations. However, Johansson ultimately decided to accept the role and has since become an iconic figure in the superhero franchise. Johansson's portrayal of Black Widow has been praised by audiences and has solidified her as one of Hollywood's top action stars.


Scarlett Johansson initially had doubts about starring as Black Widow in The Avengers, thinking the concept of bringing so many superheroes together would be a "disaster." However, during the filming of the movie, she had a moment where she felt it would work. Johansson also expressed missing the opportunity to analyze and dissect her roles with directors, particularly Noah Baumbach. She discussed feeling flummoxed when the pandemic hit and how her daughter helped ground her. Due to the current conditions, Johansson stated that she would wait until she could work in a connected environment to resume her career.

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