Prepare for a lot more Scarlett Johansson interviews!
The actress is promoting Ghost in the Shell and just so happens to be everywhere.
Her latest is an interview with Playboy where she discusses motherhood, marriage, and monogamy, and has some interesting thoughts on all three.
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Regarding monogamy, the actress is candid in her belief that it goes against nature, saying:
"Well, with every gain there's a loss, right? So [monogamy is] a loss. You have to choose a path. I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it's a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing. I don't think it's natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it's work. It's a lot of work. And the fact that it is such work for so many people—for everyone—the fact of that proves that it is not a natural thing. It's something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond."
Different strokes for different folks, we guess!
As for marriage, she believes that something changes fundamentally in a relationship when the vows are said:
"I think marriage initially involves a lot of people who have nothing to do with your relationship, because it's a legally binding contract, and that has a weight to it. Being married is different than not being married, and anybody who tells you that it's the same is lying. It changes things. I have friends who were together for 10 years and then decided to get married, and I'll ask them on their wedding day or right after if it's different, and it always is. It is. It's a beautiful responsibility, but it's a responsibility."
We don't know when this interview was given, but ScarJo still talks about husband Romain Dauriac like everything is fine in their relationship!
For example, when comparing her second marriage to her first, she says:
"Yeah, of course [my second marriage was different from my first marriage]. I had a baby, and also my husband was coming from another country and becoming a citizen of this country. It was a huge transition for both of us, and certainly for him—moving here, committing to the States. But I think my husband has embraced America, and New York in particular, in this really endearing way. He was making meatballs the other night, actually. I wasn't home. I was away, and he sent me a picture. He was like, "I'm a real New Yorker, and I love The Sopranos!" I was just, "You go, babe."
Awwww, we want them to stay together!
The 32-year-old also reflects on how motherhood has changed her:
"Oh, it has changed me, yes. Just the process of being pregnant and giving birth was incredibly profound. Also surrendering to the fact that with babies, and particularly infants and toddlers, you have to let go of your expectations and of whatever instincts you have to take control of the situation. Of course, being a mother, you have to make decisions all the time that affect this person who is completely dependent on you, but you also have to surrender to the experience, and that in itself is really liberating. For me, it's the best thing that has ever happened. Ever. Somebody once described it to me as your heart growing this other chamber, and I think that's really profoundly true. Your capacity to love something, at least in my experience, deepens to a whole other space. I think I was afraid that life would change, and it does; it dramatically changes. But I feel in a lot of ways more myself now than I did before."
Finally, she once again addresses the race controversy in Ghost in the Shell:
"I think the conversation about diversity in Hollywood is an important one and one that we should be having. My character has the unique experience of being a person whose human brain has been put into what was essentially a synthetic robotic body. I guess I always thought the character was a universal one, in the sense that she has no identity, and the heart of this story is her search for an identity. I hope that whatever questions people have about my casting in this film will be answered by actually seeing the movie. It's hard to say, because you haven't seen the movie yet, and there's a part of it that I don't want to talk about because it's the turning point of the movie, but I think it answers the question for the audience as to who I am, who I was and what my true identity is, and it has nothing to do with how my character looks or how you see me."
Read the full in-depth interview HERE!
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