Black Widow and the Hulk Flip the Sexist Interview on its Head

Coming off of the fiasco that was the interview with Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans, the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour has been saved thanks to the heroics of Black Widow and the Hulk.

In an interview with UK Cosmo, Mark Ruffalo is asked to answer the questions that Scarlett Johansson is usually asked in interviews, and vice versa. Hilarity ensues as Ruffalo struggles to, “embrace [his] feminine side,” and describe what poses he is going to strike on the red carpet and what kind of makeup remover he uses to get his green Hulk face off.

On the other side, ScarJo gets to answer whether or not she does her own stunts, and what she likes about playing Black Widow. We even learn about her stunt woman, Heidi Moneymaker, and how they worked together to make Natasha a more rounded out character.

Ruffalo and Johansson give us a fresh take on interviews that feel monotonous and almost useless–remember when Scarlett was asked what she wore under her Black Widow costume? I sure do, and so does the Avengers cast. Hopefully some day the media will stop being obsessed with how actresses look or how they diet to fit into a costume, so they can ask questions about the roles they play, the training they did to prepare, and so on and so forth.

With the “Ask Her More” campaign that took place during the Oscars this year, things seem to be looking up. Let’s continue forward, asking questions that these artists want to answer.

(But I guess it was nice that we learned about Ruffalo’s “man-cancelling” unitard.)

Read our last Avengers Interview here:

What do you think? What questions do you wish would be asked in these kinds of interviews? Excited for the Avengers? ME TOO!


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