Scarlett Johanssen Talks Her Role As Black Widow In The Avengers

Speaking to Empire Magazine, Black Widow actress Scarlett Johanssen spoke to them about her role in the movie, comments on director Joss Whedon’s ability to write strong female characters and explains how she fits in to The Avengers. Read the interview below and for more of Johanssen’s comments be sure to pick up the May 2012 issue of Empire which is on sale now!

“Joss said to me, ‘I want to do everything I can to keep this from being,’ in his words, a sausagefest.'” I said, ‘That’s disgusting, but okay.'”

“I knew that I didn’t want to play a love interest. That’s not who Widow is. I think Joss understood the importance of having a female perspective. He’s a very sensitive guy. He works really well with women. He obviously can write for them! He loves strong and independent women and he’s got a certain understanding of, and an appreciation for, women who take charge of the situation, of themselves – so it was clear to me that the character would not be underwritten.”

“I don’t think Widow things about proving herself. She’s incredibly confident. She has no interest in being on anybody’s good side. She’s not looking to be top of the class. I don’t think there’s any ego involved there. She leaves that ego stuff for the big man in the iron suit, I guess. I think she’s just incredibly practical.”

SOURCE: Empire