Famous for selecting interesting and complex films such as Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, Lost in Translation, and many more, Scarlett Johansson is still mainly known for playing Natasha Romanoff in the MCU. She finally got her own movie Black Widow in 2021.
The actor isn’t new to controversies, facing accusations of whitewashing in ‘Ghost in the Shell‘ in 2015, stating actors shouldn’t be expected to hold social or political responsibilities, in 2021, and suing Disney for breaching a contract with her on the movie Black Widow.
Scarlett Johansson on flight
The actor is embroiled in a new, but not so toxic controversy this time. When the actor was promoting the film Avengers: Infinity War on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2018, “Jojo Rabbit” actor revealed an embarrassing incident she suffered while traveling.
Describing the situation, she stated how she accidentally flashed a fellow passenger as she forgot to lock the door and the passenger gave a shocked reaction. She said:
“It was unintentional! I was using the bathroom on the plane as one does, and I guess I didn’t lock the door… and I went back to grab the toilet paper and my entire va*ina was splayed out… and the guy opens the door, he looks down, he goes like this,…..”
Mimicking how the passenger reacted to being flashed, she went to close the door and before opening it again to walk to her seat.
“And I was like, ‘Close the door!’ And then I had to open the door and walk past the entire cabin of people that all just heard me be like,”
Dealing with the fallout
Despite being human, public figures and especially celebrities are held to a higher standard, this can put a level of burden on a celebrity that they might not be comfortable with or agreed to. In an interview with the UK publication The Gentlewoman, Scarlett Johansson comments on the same.
“I don’t think actors have obligations to have a public role in society…. some people want to, but the idea that you’re obligated to because you’re in the public eye is unfair. You didn’t choose to be a politician, you’re an actor.”
Starring in the new Wes Anderson movie Asteroid City with a star-studded cast, Scarlett Johansson’s new movie is set to release this year.