Scarlett Johansson ‘too sexy’ for her work?

Avengers star Scarlett Johansson has said that she thinks her good looks have been holding her back and stop her getting offered meatier roles

Avengers star Scarlett Johansson has said that she thinks her good looks have been holding her back and stop her getting offered meatier roles.

Scarlett Johansson says she regularly misses out on parts because movie execs think of her as ‘too sexy’.

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Talking about her experiences of getting turned down for work, red hot Scarlett revealed: ‘That has happened to me before, yeah. That’s always an unfortunate thing to figure out. “Why can’t you see?!” For me, I would imagine casting someone, you would want to challenge yourself in some way.’

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‘It is so interesting to see actors transform. There are certainly plenty of times when I am definitely not sexy.’

The one director the actress credits with being able to look past her looks is Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe, who cast her as a girl-next-door zookeeper in We Bought A Zoo.

‘It was amazing to be able to work with him… You’re thinking outside the box. You’re trying everything a million different ways; you’re discussing the depths of the character that you see that you want to develop. To finally be able to do that over months and build a character with him was great. It was a beautiful thing.’

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Scarlett Johansson was speaking out ahead of the release of We Bought a Zoo on Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on 16th July.

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The star’s comments come just two months after journalist Samantha Brick caused a media storm over claims she was too good looking to be taken seriously at work.

So can your looks affect your career prospects? Is Scarlett Johansson too sexy for her job? Or have we got Brick-gate mark two on on our hands? Let us know your view in the box below or Tweet us @MarieClaireUK #toosexy

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