Scarlett Johansson says she's 'made a career' out of causing controversy

Scarlett Johansson has sparked backlash for her comments and views throughout her career and admits she’s “made a career” out of causing controversy.

The Black Widow actress has previously received criticism over two movie roles and the positive comments she made about director Woody Allen.

However, she wants people to know she is “also a person”.

The 36-year-old was speaking to magazine The Gentlewoman and said: “I’m going to have opinions about things, because that’s just who I am.

“I mean, everyone has a hard time admitting when they’re wrong about stuff, and for all of that to come out publicly, it can be embarrassing.

“To have the experience of, ‘Wow, I was really off mark there’, or ‘I wasn’t looking at the big picture’, or ‘I was inconsiderate’…I’m also a person.”

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Scarlett Johansson received criticism for her comments regarding Woody Allen

She went on to say she doesn’t particularly like the fact she’s perceived as playing a public role in society despite being in the movie industry saying: “The idea that you’re obligated to [a public role in society] because you’re in the public eye is unfair.”

She continued: “Of course, whatever you say, whether it’s politically correct or not, any statement you make, or how you live your life, people are obviously going to take issue with it.

“We judge each other all the time. We judge ourselves constantly.”

The Avengers star admitted that her sense of reality can be “completely skewed” by publicity and says you can easily be exposed whenever you’re in the public eye.

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Scarlett Johansson as superhero Black Widow

The comments weren’t the first time the Avengers star has spoken out having controversial views and being in the public eye.

In 2019 the actress told Vanity Fair: “I’m not a politician, and I can’t lie about the way I feel about things.

“I don’t have that. It’s just not a part of my personality. I don’t want to have to edit myself, or temper what I think or say. I can’t live that way. It’s just not me.”

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