Scarlett Johansson: I'm not a sex symbol

2012-03-29 21:55

Los Angeles - Scarlett Johansson doesn't think of herself as a sex symbol.

The 27-year-old actress is lusted after by men all over the world but she doesn't think of herself as a very attractive woman.

When quizzed on how she feels about being a "sexy icon", she said: "I don't know, I don't think of myself that way. It's alright for now. I'm convinced that obviously in a couple of years' time it will be somebody else. I won't be as interesting that way."

Scarlett - who was previously married to Ryan Reynolds - doesn't think her sex symbol status has been cultivated by her films because she doesn't consider many of the characters she has portrayed to overtly sexual.

'Curvy and confident'

The screen star - who can next be seen battling villains in a skin-tight catsuit as Black Widow in Avengers Assemble - told Empire magazine: "I actually have not played that many sexy characters! Of course you could say the characters I played maybe in Match Point, maybe in Black Dahlia (are sexy).

"But the characters I play aren't really traditionally sexy, I don't think. I don't think I was particularly sexy in Lost in Translation or particularly sexy in The Other Boleyn Girl (...) I think it's probably a reaction to the fact that I'm curvy and confident about it, maybe."