Since her debut at the age of 9 in the 1994 fantasy comedy North, Scarlett Johansson has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars. With such popularity, it’s no wonder that fans eagerly share images of the Marvel alum on social media platforms. The latest photo showcases the actress in a breathtaking gold mini dress, exuding sheer elegance and charm.
The image is an outtake from a 2019 advertising campaign for Lux, a popular beauty company in Japan. Scarlett Johansson graced numerous print and digital adverts for the brand’s Japanese market. The behind-the-scenes candid shots, along with images from the shoot, were later released by photographer Dennis Leupold from Fresh Film.
Scarlett Johansson has often been labeled as a sex symbol by the media, a designation that she struggled with for some time. In a recent appearance on the Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi podcast, the 38-year-old star openly discussed her discomfort with the label. She revealed that early in her career, she was groomed to become a “bombshell” actor.
Following her roles in critically acclaimed films like Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Match Point, Scarlett Johansson found herself frequently cast as the object of male desire. Unfortunately, this typecasting left her feeling trapped and unable to break free from the image. In an interview with Variety, she expressed how these roles tend to burn out quickly, limiting opportunities for diverse projects and ensemble movies.
Despite the challenges she faced, Scarlett Johansson persevered to establish herself in different roles and projects. Even when she portrayed Black Widow in Iron Man 2, she felt that the character was initially underdeveloped and overly sexualized. Collaborating with Jon Favreau and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, she worked to make Natasha Romanoff more progressive. However, there were instances when the constant hyper-sexualization made her fear for the longevity of her career.
In a 2022 episode of the Armchair Expert podcast, Scarlett Johansson revealed that she reached a point where she felt there were no offers for projects she truly wanted to pursue. She recounted thinking, “People think I’m 40 years old.” This perception had shifted from being desirable to being an obstacle she had to overcome, as reported by Yahoo.
Despite these challenges, Scarlett Johansson’s career continues to thrive. She is poised to star in Asteroid City, a romantic comedy-drama written, directed, and produced by Wes Anderson. The film boasts a larger ensemble cast compared to Anderson’s previous works and is set in 1955, revolving around a school event in a fictional American desert town disrupted by world-changing events. Audiences can anticipate the release of this captivating film, featuring the remarkable Scarlett Johansson, on June 23.