Scarlett Johansson says she 'made a career' out of her controversies

Scarlett Johansson will say goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe when her character’s solo “Black Widow” film premieres this summer.

While she will always appreciate her breakout role, playing super spy Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow), the 36-year-old actress said she believes her career was defined by something else: her past mistakes.

Speaking to U.K. magazine The Gentlewoman for its spring/summer issue, the two-time Oscar winner said she sometimes makes the wrong decisions.

Despite that, when weighing her past controversies, Johansson said, “I’ve made a career out of it.”

“I’m going to have opinions about things, because that’s just who I am,” Johansson said.

Some past controversies include her support of embattled director Woody Allen and starring in “Ghost in the Shell,” where she played a traditionally Asian character and became a punchline for whitewashing characters.

“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,” the actress said. “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.”

Johansson also expressed that she doesn’t believe “actors have obligations to have a public role in society,” because they are meant to entertain — not drive a political agenda.

“The idea that you’re obligated to because you’re in the public eye is unfair. You didn’t choose to be a politician, you’re an actor,” the “Marriage Story” star argued. “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.”

In the end, Johansson said, “We judge each other all the time,” but she added, “It’s not normal to be that exposed.”

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