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Scarlett Johansson Talks Superheroes with Studio Magazine

Posted Monday May 7, 2012 8:51 AM GMT

With her new movie "The Avengers" crushing it at the box office, Scarlett Johansson piled on the promotions by gracing the cover of the April 2012 issue of Studio magazine.

The 27-year-old big screen siren looks elegant on the publication's front page while dishing about superheroes and making the transition from being a child actor in the feature titled 'Hollywood Heroine'.

Highlights from Miss Johansson's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Studio!

On her 'Avengers' costume:
"It wasn't bad. It was like a wetsuit. It's not the most uncomfortable thing, but it gets a little hot, though. A little bit steamy."

On working with Stellan Skarsgard:
"I love Stellan. I wish I had more to do with him. He's wonderful and such a good actor, it's ridiculous. He's just the best guy. He's such a great guy."

On making the transition from being a child actor:
"I attribute a lot of that to growing up in New York. My mom, when I was younger, always made sure that I had a relatively normal life. I went to school, I had neighborhood friends, I went to camp – that kind of thing. But also, it was very different. I think most recently, the media is unhealthily obsessed with very young actors and is very critical of them. When I was growing up, I didn't have to worry about paparazzi following me. I just worked recently with Elle Fanning, and she has photographers and she's fourteen. It's crazy. And she's unbelievably levelheaded because she comes from a wonderful family. But I don't know how I would've coped with that, you know. I think it's different now than it was even ten years ago."

On avoiding all the clichés of women as superheroes:
"That was probably from the work that we did earlier with John Favreau on Iron Man 2. He wanted the character to be a badass – a sexy badass, but a badass number one. Also, Joss Whedon is so not interested in the bombshell super heroine archetype. He wanted that character to be tough and to be intimidating and threatening. All of those things. He celebrates those strong female characters, he always has. He's known for that. So I just got very lucky with that, otherwise I wouldn't have done it because there was nothing for me to do. I feel like those super heroine films are like a woman fighting in a bra and pantyhose, or whatever, and just posing and doing the wind machine. I have no interest in that."

Photo Credit: Studio