Scarlett Johansson, 27, has already tired of playing the ingénue. Which basically means she’s tired of easy money and roles that contractually-require biscuit. Moreover, she’s tired of trying to seduce you, since that’s boring too. Which would be why she’s jumping around in skintight leather as Black Widow in The Avengers and will wear something tighter still in her own spin-off. Maybe. Asked in a recent interview with NY Mag, Johansson said she’s hoping for more gritty roles. Which means spinstery roles, in Hollywood. ‘I think that as I get older, I’m now looking at roles that move away from that kind of ingénue mold and are more based on women that are experienced and have had life before the point you find them in,’ she said. ‘That’s refreshing for me. It’s nice to be able to kind of transition into that. I feel like for me, right now, I don’t wanna take on any roles that aren’t challenging in some way. I never wanna play something I’ve done before. I wanna be able to just have everything be hard in some way. Otherwise, what’s the point?’ Johansson was asked asked the same question again by USA Today, to which she replied: ‘The roles that are really available for young women most of the time are the ingénue, the other woman, the girlfriend of someone, and as I’ve gotten older, it’s nice to be able to move into territory where the characters that I’m playing and looking at are women who are established. It’s nice to be kind of transitioning into that phase of my career.’
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