Scarlett Johansson will be hitting the promo trail soon to promote her new film and you can also catch her on the March 2017 cover of Marie Claire magazine. On the cover which was shot by Tesh, Scarlett is wearing a GUCCI SPRING 2017 gown. In the issue, she talks celebrities being vocal about politics, the casting of her role in 'Ghost in the Shell', her daughter watching her film and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Scarlett's interview. For more on her feature visit MarieClaire.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on February 14th.
I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive. Also, having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity. Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that—the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.
On being the highest-grossing actress in Hollywood history:
Just because I'm the top-grossing actress of all time does not mean I'm the highest paid. I've had to fight for everything that I have. It's such a fickle and political industry.
On being reluctant to discuss the wage gap:
Some people felt I should talk about my personal struggle in order to shed a spotlight on the greater issue. Maybe I'm being presumptuous, but I assumed it was obvious that women in all positions struggle for equality. It's always an uphill battle and fight. My experience with my close female friends and family is that the struggle is real for everybody. Everyone has been discriminated against or harassed—sexism is real.
On her daughter watching her in movies:
I don't think she's allowed to see any of the movies I've made, other than Sing. I'll be happy when she's old enough to show her movies where I kicked some a**.
On no subject being off-limits with her friends:
I want to talk about what's happening with your vagina. I want to know why it hates you or whatever. I want to compare and contrast notes. I want to talk about sex and all that stuff.
On celebrities being vocal about politics:
[I believe] that it is really important to hear people in various positions of power voice their opinions, their story. Why not? Why can't I have the voice? Why can't I use my platform? What's the point of having it if you don't use it? If you don't want to get involved, please, the noise is loud enough. But if you've got something to say, say it.
Credit: Marie Claire magazine