Scarlett Johansson talks saying goodbye to Black Widow


With Marvel’s Black Widow expected to come out some time this year, Scarlett Johansson discussed her time playing the character and how it felt to say goodbye.

Although Marvel’s Black Widow has been delayed indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Natasha Romanoff’s final onscreen adventure will soon be upon us — and fans will be forced to say farewell to the character, just as Scarlett Johansson was after wrapping filming on the character’s long-awaited solo movie.

In a recent interview with Empire, Johansson spoke about her time playing Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, describing what it was like to be part of the franchise for 10 years. She described her complicated feelings about leaving that world behind, along with everyone she’s worked with over the past decade. She also spoke about exploring “uncomfortable places” she hadn’t gotten to go with Natasha before, something that was no doubt the result of the character’s traumatic past being brought back to the surface.

“Every 18 months, coming back to this family and continuing the journey with everyone … I think we all probably have mixed feelings about it, at least in specific scenes, but I really had a sense of accomplishment [after shooting finished on Black Widow],” the actress said.

Johansson also admitted that saying goodbye to Natasha isn’t going to be easy, especially after the character has become such a consistent part of her career.

“I think it will take some time to sink in,” the actress said. “It’s been such a constant in my life for a decade of time.”

Even though fans discovered Natasha’s fate when Avengers: Endgame hit theaters last spring, it hasn’t been easy for many of us to let go of the character either. It’s likely going to be harder on Johansson, but at least she put her all into Natasha’s final bow. Now, we’ll just need to wait until we can see her in action.

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