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Scarlett Johansson's nonchalance over world's sexiest title

Scarlett Johansson likes to push herself at work.

Scarlett Johansson will turn down a magazine cover if she doesn’t feel like “being objectified”.

The stunning Avengers actress often tops world’s sexiest women lists, and while sometimes she enjoys the honour, there are other moments when she's just not interested.

However she is realistic when it comes to how long she can hang onto her world's sexiest crown.

“There have been times when I’ve been offered stuff like that - magazine covers - and I didn’t feel like doing them, I think, ‘Nah, I don’t feel like being objectified in that way’,” she told Time Out London. “But sometimes, I’m like, ‘Okay, it is what it is’. It’s a choice you make, There’s only so long you’re going to be the sexiest anything or whatever!”

As for her work, Scarlett is happy to up the siren stakes if a role calls for it.

“I do (look for movies that challenge me),” she shared. “It’s great to push yourself as far as you can and see what happens – whether that’s being the ‘sexiest’ whatever, or whether you’re a person who is a thing without a body, or a body without a brain. It’s a great to see how you can stretch and challenge yourself. What an amazing opportunity to have that.”

The 32-year-old has once again pushed herself for new movie Ghost in the Shell, in which she plays cyber-enhanced human Major who has been tasked with toppling the world's most dangerous criminals.

Scarlett is no stranger to action films, and her previous work as Marvel’s Black Widow aided her with the training needed for Major.

“I did a lot of training, just because I wanted to be able to have the physical presence of someone who is entirely capable,” she said at a recent Q&A in Tokyo. “And then, of course, I had to actually be kind of capable. Luckily I have had a lot of fight training and weapons training for all those little Marvel movies, so it actually comes in quite handy because it builds this vocabulary.”

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