“Freaky Friday” star Jamie Lee Curtis recently expressed his thoughts on Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney. Scroll down for the statement from the veteran actress defending the young star.
Jamie Lee Curtis, better known as Tess Coleman in the movie “Freaky Friday,” recently defended actress Scarlett Johansson following her decision to file a lawsuit against Disney.
In July, Johansson sued Disney, citing a breach of contract after the company simultaneously released its movie “Black Widow” on its streaming device and in theaters.
Johansson’s ongoing affair came shortly after she was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2021. Curtis, who wrote an article in honor of the 35-year-old actress , noted:
“Not [expletive] with that mom bear. “
The 1998 Hollywood Walk of Famer stated that Johansson’s message is clear that she does not want to be manipulated or trampled on when it comes to her rights as an actress.
Curtis described Johansson as a fierce mother. Johansson and her husband, comedian Colin Jost, recently welcomed their first son Cosmo, and both have been deprived of their child.
After filing a complaint, she stated that she had no plans to reprise her character from “Black Widow”.
The 62-year-old Golden Globe winner added that she has always felt connected to the “The Avengers” actress who previously played the late actress Janet Leigh in the “Hitchcock” movie.
Curtis, the daughter of the late actress, recalled being surprised by the critically acclaimed film, saying she could see her mother in Johansson’s figure.
Curtis, who revealed that she and Johansson share the same birthday, also added that his mother and the young actress share the same passion for acting.
The article Curtis wrote for Time magazine comes after Marvel stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen also weigh in on Johansson’s legal ordeal with Disney.
Johansson claimed earlier that his film’s simultaneous release amid the pandemic robbed him of potential revenue. The hit film is said to have grossed $ 218 million.
Johansson claimed that Disney promised him it would be a “theatrical release.” The renowned company claimed to have fully honored its contract with Johansson.
The Oscar-nominated actress has played Natasha Romanoff in the last eight Marvel films. After filing a complaint, she stated that she had no plans to reprise her character from “Black Widow”.