Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet, and Britney Spears on Time 100 influencer list
Scarlett Johansson, Britney Spears, and Kate Winslet are among the celebrities to be featured in Time magazine's annual 100 most influential people in the world this year.
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Wednesday graced the cover of the Time magazine's cover this week.
The list also includes singers Billie Eilish, 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.
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion called the "Lost Cause" singer as "a unique soul" who "stands up for herself and advocates for women everywhere."
Johansson's name in the 100 most influential people is speculated to appear due to her ongoing lawsuit with Disney.
Johansson's potential earnings were tied to the box office performance of the film, which the company released simultaneously in theatres and on its streaming service Disney+ for a $30 rental. The "Black Widow" star claimed that it cost her $50 million in bonuses from the hybrid release.
Jamie Lee Curtis explained the reason 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 theaters and on streaming cost her substantial losses in pay," she wrote.
Britney Spears, who has been engaged in a legal battle of her own to end her conservatorship, also made it to the list. For those unaware, her father, Jamie Spears, has been in control of her life and finances since 2008 due to a court order in the wake of her hospitalisation and concerns about her mental health. She recently got engaged to boyfriend Sam Asghari.
Paris Hilton wrote about Spears, "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."