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Scarlett Johansson loves playing strong roles

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson, who will be seen playing the role of secret agent Natalie Romanova aka Black Widow in Iron Man 2, says she likes to portray "strong and independent" characters onscreen.

entertainment Updated: Apr 28, 2010 09:35 IST

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson, who will be seen playing the role of secret agent Natalie Romanova aka Black Widow in 'Iron Man 2', says she likes to portray "strong and independent" characters onscreen.

Johansson is thrilled for the upcoming May 7 release of the Robert Downey Jr film, Access Hollywood reported.

"These characters are strong, independent women that could function with or without the men in their lives. They run a smooth, efficient operation and are at the head of their game and I really attribute that to Jon Favreau's appreciation for a strong lady," she said.

The 26-year-old Hollywood actress defined her role in Iron Man 2 as of "strong and independent" woman who can
function with or without the men in their lives.

"It's very exciting to be that kind of role model for young girls and for women to see that you don't have to be the damsel in distress," she said.

The actress, who is married to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, says she is not much of a party person in real life
and tries to keep things private.

"You know, it's hard, particularly in this day and age, to kind of surprise your audience because they already
know so much about you personally," she said.

"So I try to avoid that kind of scene as much as possible," Johansson said.

"I like to go out. I like to hear music and go out for dinners and stuff like that but I'm not really a party in the club kind of girl."