Initially, the entertainer was not in favor of either proposals and had a negative reaction towards them. Nonetheless, she eventually made the choice to wear an ensemble that resembled a Nazi uniform, but declined the option of wearing tennis clothing altogether. It’s a bit unconventional, don’t you think?
Scarlett Johansson has had a diverse career, sporting different costumes ranging from the revealing Black Widow outfit in the Avengers to a vintage German housewife attire. Despite the variety, the actress looked stunning in all of them. However, there was one costume that did not sit well with Johansson – a Nazi uniform for a film role. Conversely, working on Frank Miller’s neo-noir film, The Spirit, felt like a dream come true for Johansson. Being an enormous fan of Miller’s work, the actress was thrilled with the opportunity to collaborate with the renowned writer.
The actress had a significant worry about her part in the movie – she was required to don a Nazi attire. Being of Jewish origin, this made her feel uneasy and awkward. She confessed to being squeamish while trying on the costume for the first time as wearing a swastika armband was never something she anticipated. The incident of wearing the outfit was peculiar for her, and she even jestingly said that her grandfather must be turning over in his grave. Scarlett expressed her views about her character in The Spirit in an interview.
Despite her mixed feelings, the actress eventually donned the uniform for the movie’s benefit. Nevertheless, it may seem contradictory considering her past defiance of refusing to wear tennis whites in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, Johansson explained that her character, Natasha Romanoff, was initially intended to appear on screen wearing a blonde wig and tennis gear before cruising up in a fancy car to meet Captain America.
Scarlett Johansson dismissed the suggestion of wearing a tennis outfit for her character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, pointing out that the overtly sexualized nature of the attire held no significance to her role. Comparing it to her experience wearing a Nazi uniform in The Spirit, Johansson emphasized that if there was no relevance to the character, she would have refused to wear any costume regardless of its design.