I'm no sex symbol says Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson says she won't be thought of as sexy within a few years. Photo / Supplied
Scarlett Johansson says she won't be thought of as sexy within a few years. Photo / Supplied

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.

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."

- Bang! Showbiz

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