Scarlett Johansson is reflecting on how she shifted her career to not get pigeonholed as “a bombshell-type of actor.”
Durante Vedova Nera star’s appearance on the Table for Two podcast on Tuesday, 38-year-old Johansson told host Bruce Bozzi that she felt she had landed in a “weird fever dream” after filming the 2003 film Lost in Translation e Girl with a Pearl Earring in her teenage years.
“It sort of was my transition into my adult career,” Johansson said during the podcast, noting she experienced “a really hard time doing Lost in Translation.”
“I kind of became like an ingénue, sort of, and I just think that’s part of — young girls like that are really objectified, and that’s just a fact,” ha aggiunto l'attrice. “L'ho fatto Lost in Translation e Girl With the Pearl Earring and by that point, ero 18, 19, and I was coming into my own womanhood and learning my own desirability and sexuality.”
“I think it was because of that trajectory I had been sort of launched towards — I really got stuck,” lei disse.
“I was kind of being groomed, in un modo, to be this what you call a bombshell-type of actor,” Johansson said of her early career. The actress said “playing the other woman and the object of desire” left her feeling “cornered in this place like I couldn’t get out of it.”
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Durante l'intervista, Johannson cited Creative Artists Agency partner and co-chairman Bryan Lourd — Bozzi’s spouse — as a person who helped her turn her own career around.
“It would be easy to sit across from someone in that situation and go, ‘This is working, why change it?’ ” the actress said of changing the course of her career along with Lourd. “But for that kind of bombshell, sai, that burns bright and quick and then it’s done and you don’t have opportunity beyond that.”
In ottobre, Johansson said she was “hypersexualized” as a young actress during an appearance on actor Dax Shepardil podcast Esperto di poltrone, despite saying that sex was “never a huge part of my actual personality.”
“Because I think everybody thought I was older and I’d been [acting] for a long time and then I got kind of pigeonholed into this weird hypersexualized thing,” lei ha aggiunto.
“Era come, that’s the kind of career you have. These are the roles you’ve played and I was like, ‘This is it I guess.'”