Scarlett Johansson has been known to never hold back when felt disrespected. The Black Widow actress also admits that she was hypersexualized in Hollywood. In an interview way back on May 4th, 2012, the actress was asked inappropriate questions which forced her to shut the interviewer up.
Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johanson were promoting a movie in the interview and the Jojo Rabbit actress was infuriated by the ridiculous questions asked by the interviewer.
When Scarlett Johansson Shut The Interviewer Up
An interview from 2012 was dug up wherein Scarlett Johanson along with Jeremy Renner had attended. The interview was for the promotion of the then-upcoming Avengers (2012) movie wherein the duo played the roles of Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton respectively.
During the run of the interview, the interviewer asks Scarlett Johansson the most inappropriate and sexist question regarding her character as Black Widow.
“Now were you able to wear…undergarments?”
The Lucy actress was quick to reply as she seemed very frustrated with these questions,
“You’re like the fifth person to ask me that. What is going on? Since when did people start asking each other intimate details about their underwear?”
The interviewer tried to turn the question around by the means of the comfort of the costume which didn’t work well for him,
“Because it is such a tight suit”. Scarlett Johansson cut him off mid-sentence and stated, “I’ll leave it upto your imagination”
The interviewer went on to ask if the question was deemed inappropriate. Scarlett Johansson then went on to state that she wore overalls beneath the costume and/or dungarees.
“I mean, gosh, ask Joss. You asked Joss what kind of underwear he wears?” The Avengers actress asked the exasperated interviewer and questioned: “What kind of interview is this?”
The video then changes focus to the-then upcoming Avengers movie and how it all accumulates every superhero in the MCU at that time. Many people stood in support of the actress as she tackled these sexist questions gracefully while making the other person shut up.
Scarlett Johansson Is Not The Only Actor To Walk Out!
During another interview, this time featuring Robert Downey Jr, the actor simply walked off the set when the questions started getting too personal. The interviewer tried to pry Robert Downey Jr.s’ harsh past of cocaine and marijuana abuse from the actor’s lips but RDJ wasn’t one to play.
The Iron Man actor asked “I’m sorry what are we doing here? Thank You” and simply stood up from his chair. He started taking off his mic while the interviewer sat dumbstruck. Robert Downey Jr. simply walked off the set without indulging himself in any further talks while the video ended. Scarlett Johansson has recently spoken a lot about the harsh life of Hollywood that she had to suffer every day. She was seen donning the screen as Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow following a year of silence.
Black Widow is available for streaming on Disney+.