Friday, June 2, 2017

Scarlett Johansson on the July 2017 Cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Scarlett Johansson has a new comedy film coming out called 'Rough Night' on June 16th and you can catch her on the July 2017 cover of Cosmopolitan magazine. On the cover which was shot by James White, Scarlett is wearing a JONATHAN SIMKHAI dress which was accessorized with ILEANA MAKRI earrings and PIAGET bracelets. In the issue, she talks her political beliefs, fighting for planned parenthood, the taboo of women & sex and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Scarlett's feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand on June 6th.

On sharing her political beliefs: 
Whenever you speak publicly, it’s always a risk, right? Maybe you’ll lose some followers. But if you have something to say, it can be really impactful. I hope my daughter finds her voice and feels like she can engage anyone in any number of topics. I grew up in an environment that encouraged activism, so I never thought about the effect that it would have on my career at any stage. But I know it’s a luxury, and not everybody has that luxury.

On advocating for Planned Parenthood: 
I hope it normalizes the conversation. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be talking about our reproductive rights. They’re something we have to fight for and continue to protect. There’s nothing icky about talking about that stuff. Of course, it’s private and it’s your body, but we should take the stigma away.

On Ivanka Trump’s ‘quiet’ activism: 
I’m not asking her to come out and talk about something she doesn’t believe in…I know it’s complicated. It’s her father. Can you imagine? Maybe she’s afraid she’ll be abandoned. It’s hard to put yourself in somebody’s position like that. But how do you move the needle in one direction or the other? Hopefully, she’ll make a courageous choice and stand up for what she believes in — whatever that might happen to be.

On the taboo of women and sex: 
When women talk about enjoying sex, it’s almost forbidden. Just having a healthy sexual attitude, you are labeled as loose, wild, a slut. You have no morals, and you’re seen as some kind of sexual deviant or someone who can’t be in a monogamous relationship. The minute you talk about enjoying yourself, being curious, that is still taboo.

Credit: Cosmopolitan magazine

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