Scarlett Johansson needs to sit down and shut the hell up, because she’s really working on my damn nerves lately. Between her Woody Allen lovefest commentary and this new bullshit, it’s clear that she takes herself WAY too seriously.
In the new issue of Glamour, ScarJo (went there and always will now) revealed how much she HATES the nickname of ScarJo because it is – among other things – “violent” and “insulting”. Methinks someone needs a dictionary.
“I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant.”
“And there’s something kind of violent about it. There’s something insulting about it.”
Uhhhh… it’s so funny how much of a disconnect ScarJo seems to have in terms of words and what they actually mean. I mean, are celeb nicknames like RPattz, KStew and Brangelina annoying? I suppose, if you have nothing better to worry about. They’re also totally innocuous and not even a thing in the grand scheme of things. I think a little perspective would help our good friend here.
April 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm by Jennifer
Scarlett Johansson takes on the lead role in the upcoming action/sci-fi movie Lucy, which deals with a girl who’s kidnapped and has drugs put INSIDE her body via surgery and somehow they start to leak and give her superpowers and she basically takes over the world.
I’m by no means a ScarJo fan, but oh man, I’m SO in for this.
What do you think? Will you see it?
April 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Jennifer
Scarlett Johansson hasn’t really talked publicly about her pregnancy yet – in fact, she hasn’t even confirmed that she IS pregnant! However, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have thoughts on career and motherhood and how to balance it all.
“It seems so stressful to not be able to spend time with your family because you’re constantly chasing the tail of your own success,” Johansson says. She continues: “There must exist a world in which I can balance those things, be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my own, develop things, do theater. I want to be able to have it all.” She laughs. “Selfishly.”
“I know that with that there will be some sacrifices. I know that’s the struggle with working mothers and successful careers. It happens.” But the scent of double standard is obvious, and Johansson doesn’t shy from it. “With [male actors] it just doesn’t happen that way. You can be every woman’s fantasy, and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever.”
True, true – there are lots of Hollywood men that have tons of kids and it doesn’t affect the world’s view of them. However, does it really affect women’s? I’m not sure. It “feels irresponsible” to speculate on such a topic. Maybe that’s it.
March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Scarlett Johansson announced her engagement to her Frenchie boyfriend, Romain Dauriac, in September. They haven’t planned on the whole wedding bit just yet, but you know what they say: first comes love, then comes baby, then comes marriage. Or something, right? What I’m trying to say is this: Scarlett is apparently pregnant with her first child!
People apparently confirmed the news with Scarlett’s reps, so this seems to be a sure thing. I guess congrats are in order?
March 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm by Jennifer
Here’s how it went down: Scarlett Johansson did a now-banned Super Bowl commercial for SodaStream, an awesome at-home soda maker that’s way too expensive for me to buy even though I really want one. Apparently SodaStream is an Israeli company, and everyone knows Israel does some fucked up shit on the West Bank (and beyond), so there’s been a big fall-out and now Scarlett has quit her position as ambassador of Oxfam because of their “fundamental difference of opinion” on the matter.
Apparently SodaStream has a factory in the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, which Oxfam doesn’t recognise because it’s considered illegal under international law. So instead of giving up a fucking SodaStream endorsement, she decided to end her eight year relationship with Oxfam. Dear Lord. Here’s her statement:
“Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years”.
“She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam.”
And Oxfam’s statement, for good measure:
“While Oxfam respects the independence of our ambassadors, Ms Johansson’s role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador.”
I mean, it seems a little silly to me that you’d put a product placement above an organisation that works to fight poverty and injustice on a global scale, but who knows. Maybe my priorities are just not in the right place,, or maybe the Parisian rudeness is starting to wear off on her.
January 30, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Scarlett Johansson got engaged to her rude ass French boyfriend Romain Dauriac last summer, so one would assume she’s busy planning her flashy wedding ceremony and creating her registry at Crate & Barrel (or whatever that Parisian equivalent is). However, that’s not the case. She’s busy making movies, so matrimony will have to wait.
I’m busy planning Avengers 2 right now! That’s my main focus. I’ve never been a big planning kind of person. I’d never share it with anybody, but I think more than anything I feel really fortunate to have had this amazing year professionally. And I think when all that smoke settles I’ll be able to … I don’t feel like I need to rush that part of my life. I can let that happen organically. Right now it feels like a time to enjoy and be relaxed and that’s what works for us.”
Fair enough! People sometimes stay engaged for years, so it’s whatever works for you. If their relationship is solid, it’s not like they need to run down the aisle in case their love expires or something. It’s all pretty silly.
It’s good to see ScarJo getting back to doing some acting, in any case. I’m not a major fan, but I do enjoy some of her films, and I’ve got a screener of Her sitting here calling my name, so I really should watch that sometime soon. Has anyone seen it? If so, what did you think?