Photos from the L.A. set of the Captain America sequel have people FREAKING about Scarlett Johansson. They're lamenting left and right that she's gotten so skinny! Where have her curves gone?! What's with the red hair? She's a "shadow of her former self!" OMG, no more boooooobs!
Really, people? Look, I get it. The woman had made a name for herself in Hollywood in part by being a neo-Marilyn Monroe. Her signature bombshell looks are beloved by men and coveted by women. So to see her suddenly looking so, err, linear as opposed to curvaceous is a bit of a shock. But we shouldn't be so shocked.
Transforming your look, including your figure, is just par for the course for movie stars. And I would MUCH prefer to see them do it healthfully, aka getting ripped/super-lean but muscular -- as opposed to packing on pounds to play a chubby part a la Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones or starving themselves to play a sick and homeless whore a la Anne Hathaway as Fantine!
Judging from the few pics that have leaked, Scarlett's only adopted a sleeker look -- with her body and her straight red hair (which, who knows, could very well be just a wig!) -- temporarily to reprise her role as the Black Widow. Just like Jennifer Lawrence had to do to play Katniss. Just like Jennifer Garner had to do when she starred on Alias. And haven't those women's bodies evolved and changed after they moved on from those roles? Yes, hello, duh.
So, simmer down, people. No need to kiss ScarJo's famous, natural curves goodbye. Maybe they won't appear in Captain America, but I'm sure that at some point, they'll be coming to theaters near you soon.
What do you think of ScarJo's new look? Do you agree it's likely just for the role?
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