Mark Ruffalo Answers The Sexist Questions Scarlett Johansson Is Usually Asked

Jessica Renae Buxbaum
Journalist reverses the roles in an interview with Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

With every typical film press tour, Hollywood’s actresses are bombarded with questions about their body and fashion choices while their male co-stars actually get to discuss their movie role and character. But this awesome journalist decided to flip the script in her interview with Avengers: Cast of Ultron stars Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo, and probe Ruffalo with sexist questions while Johansson finally got to talk about her character.

Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. in an interview

Despite a series of unfortunate interviews with other Avengers' cast members, Hulk and Black Widow are salvaging the cast’s reputation in the interview with Cosmopolitan UK on Wednesday.

Ruffalo was a good sport, although clearly a little uncomfortable answering questions on dieting and makeup routines. And Johansson proved she understands her character — the complex and mysterious Black Widow — well. 

Compared to the usual red carpet reporter questions actresses are asked, this Q&A provides a refreshing and progressive spin and highlights the greater need for change surrounding how the media treats Hollywood actresses. 

Read more: Hollywood Agents Warn Of Less Talented, 'Ethnic' Actors Stealing White Roles