Dhe actress Scarlett Johansson doesn’t look back fondly on growing up in front of the camera.
The New Yorker, who made her first film “North – Eltern, Nein Dank!” at the age of nine, felt pushed into the role of the naive girl with sex appeal. “Young girls are objectified and placed on a track that determines their lives,” the 38-year-old told the Table for Two podcast.
This track also influenced her existence beyond Hollywood and also made it difficult to cast roles outside of the pattern.
Realizing that the parts that focused on her looks had a comparatively short lifespan, Johansson attempted stronger roles. Sophia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” was a new experience.
The film, for which the then 17-year-old stood in front of the camera with Bill Murray in Japan in autumn 2002, was like a fever dream. With roles in tragic comedies such as “Marriage Story” and “Jojo Rabbit” as well as the action heroine “Black Widow”, Johansson is now one of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood.