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ScarJo: I want mature roles

Scarlett Johansson is looking forward to playing real "women" from now on.

The actress is currently kicking ass on screen as Black Widow in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It might be based on a comic book, but her character has a sensitive and more complex side too.

When asked why she's going for these multi-faceted roles lately, the 30-year-old explained that she's not a youngster anymore.

"I don't want to be the ingénue anymore, and frankly I don't think I can get away with it," she admitted to the British edition of OK! magazine.

"I'm looking forward to playing women, not young women, not girls. I think there's much more opportunity to learn about yourself in that realm than the other."

Scarlett may be excited about playing Black Widow, but they don't have all that much in common though. While she credits the character for remaining so distant, she describes herself as "hypersensitive".

"I like to think I have her strength of body and mind. Maybe not strength - in fact, I have an inflated idea of my own strength now," she laughed, referring to a moment with her colleague Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor.

"I remember standing beside Chris Hemsworth and punching his arm and beating his stomach and I almost felt like I could take down someone of his size. I feel I could take on anyone in the street and that is ultimately going to get me into trouble [laughs]."

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