Black Widow actor Scarlett Johansson opened up about being hypersexualized in Hollywood and how it affected her career.
In an appearance on Dax Shepard's podcast, Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Johansson opened up about her early days as an actor. "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 recalled. "I remember thinking to myself, 'I think people think I'm 40 years old.' It somehow stopped being something that was desirable and something that I was fighting against." She said that she eventually became worried that she was never going to be offered more serious roles. "The runway is not long on that," she said. "So it was scary at that time. In a weird way, I was like, is this it? I attributed a lot of that to the fact that people thought I was much, much older than I was." But things have changed in recent years, and Hollywood has started to take female actors more seriously. "Now, I see younger actors that are in their 20s. It feels like they're allowed to be all these different things," she explained.
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