The Avengers: Age of Ultron star Scarlett Johansson has insisted that she wants to shed her ''sexy'' image as she gets older.

The 28-year-old actress explained that she is deliberately trying to take on roles that will change people's perception about her.

Speaking to LOOK magazine, Scarlett said: ''I think as I get older I can transition away from characters like that. It's alright for now, but I'm convinced that in a couple of years' time it'll be somebody else.

''But the characters I play aren't really traditionally sexy, it's probably a reaction to the fact that I'm curvy and confident about it. I think people are kind of a little out of touch with that.''

Johansson further admitted that she doesn't feel like an overly "sensual" person, adding: ''I don't think of myself in that way - I'm only aware of it because people ask me questions like that, or when I'm shown a 'sexy list' of 'sexy people'.

''In normal life I don't think I'm any more aware of my femininity or sexuality than any other woman. I mean, I don't walk around feeling sensual.''