Black Widow fame Scarlett Johansson, singer-songwriter Britney Spears, and actor Kate Winslet are among the stars who made it to the Time 100, a list of most influential people of the year as per Time magazine.
The annual list awards space to people from different fields who altered the world in some way.
Also added to the list are Ted Lasso headliner Jason Sudeikis, rapper Lil Nas X, Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao, Judas and the Black Messiah actor Daniel Kaluuya, Minari’s Steven Yeun, among others.
The reason why Johansson is on the list is clearly because of her ongoing lawsuit with Disney, whose subordinate Marvel Studios has assigned her in the role of Natasha Romanoff or Black Widow since 2008’s Iron Man. The bone of argument is her standalone movie’s hybrid release that she alleges cost her $50 million in bonuses.
Jamie Lee Curtis clarified the purpose behind Johansson’s inclusion. “I recently watched her own the screen as the Black Widow, who exacts revenge on a powerful figure who manipulates (emphasis on man) women to fight for him. And then I saw her brilliant response to a real-life manipulation (same emphasis), when she filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the studio, alleging its decision to release the film simultaneously in theatres and on streaming cost her substantial losses in pay,” she wrote.
Britney Spears, who has been confronted in a legal battle of her own to end her conservatorship, also made it to the list. For the unversed, her father, Jamie Spears, has been in the custody of her life and finances from 2008 due to a court ruling in the trail of her hospitalisation and suspicions over her mental health. She lately got engaged to boyfriend Sam Asghari.
Paris Hilton inscribed about her, “Despite the darkness that has surrounded her life, Britney embodies joy and shares the light of her beautiful heart, forever the superstar. So we stand by her and root for her as she turns pain into purpose, her unwavering spirit stronger than ever.”