Who is Scarlett Johansson?
- Scarlett Johansson is popularly known to play 'Black Widow' in the MCU
- The actor recently starred in the film 'Black Widow'
- Johansson welcomed her first child with husband Colin Jost on Wednesday
Born and raised in New York, USA, she followed her passion for acting and made her debut on stage with an Off-Broadway play when she was merely a child. The 36-year-old actor debuted in film in 1994 with the fantasy comedy North. She went to gain recognition for her work, becoming the world’s highest-paid female actor in 2018 and 2019. months
Scarlett Johansson has won many accolades, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and BAFTA Award for Best Actress being a few. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee for and five-time Golden Globe Awards nominee as well. Touted as the ‘sex symbol’ by many media outlets, Johansson has time and again gone above and beyond her role as an industry insider. Apart from being a popular brand endorser, she has often supported charities and stood up for social causes.
The actor was earlier married to Ryan Reynold from 2008 to 2011, businessman Romain Dauric from 2014 to 2017, and now to Colin Just.
If anything, Scarlett Johansson has been loved globally for her character ‘Black widow’.
She was recently featured in her first independent Marvel film titled ‘Black Widow’. The film dates back to the time when Natasha Romanoff’s black widow came into existence. The film was highly anticipated and ended up garnering massive engagement with its theatrical release and premiere on Disney+ Hotstar.
However, the actor has recently sued Disney over the ‘Black Widow’ streaming release. Scarlett alleged that the simultaneous release of the film in theatres and the streaming giant Disney+ Hotstar was a breach of contract. According to her attorney, her earnings were dependent on ticket sales, but the streaming release depressed the sales, affecting her earnings. “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms Johansson from realising the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel,” read the lawsuit, as per The Wall Street Journal's report.
“There is no merit whatsoever to this filing,” Disney said in a statement.
“The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic,” it added.