Mark Ruffalo answers sexist questions asked to Scarlett Johansson
The Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour has provided the world with another noteworthy moment… but this time, instead of off-putting remarks about a character or uncomfortable personal questions, it’s something we can feel good about. While promoting the film in London, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo sat down with Cosmopolitan UK, and instead of the usual back and forth (and potential awkward questions about costumes and pregnancy), the interviewer took a bit of a different route.
Cosmo UK turned the tables on the actors, asking Ruffalo the usually sexist Johansson often presented with during press tours. Johansson, in turn, got the intellectual and thoughtful questions about her character… the ones often reserved for her male co-stars. (It’s worth remembering the Avengers press conference from 2012, where an interviewer asked Robert Downey Jr. about playing Iron Man, before asking Johansson about what kind of diet she maintained to play Black Widow.)
Check out the full video below. Maybe this will finally put an end to all those questions about how Black Widow fights while wearing a cat suit? Either way, press junketeers, take note—if you want to conduct an interview that’s different but also deals with a common issue respectively and maturely, this is the way to do it.