Scarlett Johansson explains how Black Widow became Marvel’s me too movie
“We had to comment on what is this incredible movement of women supporting other women, and coming through these shared experiences of trauma on the other side by really coming forward and supporting one another,” she stated. “At the very beginning of really seriously talking about what this could be about, it was right during the beginning of the #MeToo movement and felt like, you cannot miss the opportunity to draw the comparison between these two things.”
The movie follows Johansson’s character, Natasha Romanoff on a mission to beat Dreykov who is kidnapping ladies and requiring them to end up being assassins called “Widows.”
“She’s been the victim of childhood trauma and exploitation and it’s a past that she doesn’t want to face that she’s running away from,” Johansson stated. “And then her sister, who’s this very self-possessed kind of firecracker liability in some ways, but person who is fiercely independent, basically forcing her to come to terms with that, forcing her to face it.”
Including, “It felt very much like what is happening now. It was amazing to have the platform to be able to comment on that.”
“Black Widow” remains in theaters and on Disney+ Premimum Friday.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.