We haven't seen much of Scarlett Johansson on the carpet this year but the actress can be found on the May 2016 cover of Cosmopolitan magazine which was shot by Steven White. On the cover, ScarJo shows off some cleavage in a CHRISTIAN SIRIANO SPRING 2016 low cut salmon colored dress which was topped off with gold statement earrings, complimentary make-up and a layered pixie. In the issue, she talks the efforts to defund planned parenthood, hitting rock bottom, equal pay and more. Continue below to read the excerpts from her interview. For more on ScarJo's feature, visit Cosmopolitan.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on April 12th.
'There are countries at war, there's terrorism, global warming, and we're like, 'We should definitely cut the budget for Planned Parenthood. Let's take away the availability of women's health initiatives!'… It's nuts. We're talking about preventing cervical and breast cancers. Growing up, I used [PP's] services. All my girlfriends did—not just for birth control but for Pap smears and breast exams. You read about the rise of back-alley abortions, women having to mutilate themselves and teenagers having to seek help in unsafe conditions, and for what?! We're moving backward when we're supposed to be moving forward.'
On equal pay:
'There's something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole… I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I'm proud to be an actress who's making as much as many of my male peers at this stage… I think every woman has [been underpaid], but unless I'm addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It's part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.'
On hitting rock bottom:
'Long, long ago, I had someone in my life who was forever unavailable...but, like, so attractively unavailable. You have to get to your breaking point… rock bottom is the moment when you're like, 'I've lost myself. Why am I standing outside this bar at 1:30 in the morning texting while my friends are inside? Or taking a taxi to see him at some ungodly hour? This isn't me.' That is the moment you've gotta cut it off. Otherwise, it will keep coming back, suck your blood.'
Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2016 dress, Ileana Makri earrings and a Piaget bracelet
Credit: Cosmopolitan Magazine