Scarlett Johansson says upcoming 'Black Widow' is deeper than anything she's done

The actor also revealed how she made a career out of being the second choice

Entertainment Desk May 23, 2020

Actor Scarlett Johansson has said that the upcoming Black Widow will be deeper than most people expect.

In an interview with the Parade , “It’s a film very much about self-forgiveness and accepting decisions that were made for you. It’s much deeper than anything we could have done earlier.”

Johansson, who won the part of Natasha Romanoff (alias Black Widow) after Emily Blunt had to drop out, said, “The best call you can receive is after you are rejected for something and then you get it. You appreciate it even more."

She recalled making a career out of being the second choice, recalling how she was initially apprehensive about fans' reaction to her in the role. But Johansson understood the impact of it when she saw the ‘hero shot’ in the first Avengers film.

“When we did Iron Man, I didn’t know if the audience would like my interpretation of the character,” she said, “We were all thinking, This is crazy! Because these worlds were coming together. We’re still processing how much of an impact these movies have had.”

Johansson was also asked about the recent reports about her Avengers co-star, Robert Downey Jr, who would be making an appearance as Tony Stark in some manner or the other in Black Widow. She neither confirmed nor denied the reports, but simply smiled.

The film is a prequel, set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, which would allow Stark, who died at the end of Avengers: Endgame, to appear.

At the premiere of his recent film Dolittle, Downey Jr was asked about the appearance too and he said, “It’d be nice if they’d notified me... they can do anything now. This could be a deepfake interview for all we know!”

Black Widow was slated for an April release, but has been pushed to November because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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