Scarlett Johansson: “I’ve never been single for a chunk of time before”

We already previewed Scarlett Johansson’s Cosmopolitan cover (for January 2012) a few days ago, but now The Mail has some excerpts from the interview. I’ll say it again – Scarlett, like Lady Gaga, doesn’t really have much to say. Scarlett, like Gaga, does too much press for too little work. That being said, Scarlett didn’t come off too badly in this piece, mostly because she’s trying to sound like her marriage and divorce was all cotton candy and rainbows and she just learned so much.

Scarlett on her marriage to Ryan Reynolds: “I’m a big believer that when something feels right, you should do it. I’m a big believer in instinct. Getting married was the right thing to do because it was natural. It grew out of a romance and love and a desire to have a future with somebody and I was very fortunate that I married somebody who turned out to be the person I thought he would be.”

Marriage wasn’t what she thought it would be: “Relationships are complicated and being married is a living, breathing process. I think I was not fully aware of the peaks and valleys. I wasn’t prepared to hunker down and do the work.”

On the divorce: “Both of us were extremely busy. We spent so much time apart. It’s very difficult. It’s bad.”

No regrets: “It seemed like a very romantic thing to do, and it was. It was the best thing I ever did.”

Learning from her starter marriage: “You have to be very confident and solid within yourself to have a successful marriage.”

She’s currently single: “I’ve never been single for a chunk of time before. You miss having a partner and a confidant, but I have to say, I’m appreciating having the time to get to know myself.”

That story about having sex with Benicio Del Toro in an elevator the Chateau Marmont: “It’s the worst story ever. That story will haunt me for my whole life. If you have ever been in that elevator you know it’s like 31/2 seconds from one floor to another. It’s crazy. But anyway a journalist asked me about this rumour and I was 19 or 20. I didn’t realize how sarcasm would come off and I said something like: ‘I don’t know, I would find that very unsanitary’. And the guy printed that and at the end he wrote: ‘Which isn’t to say that she denied it’. So of course, other outlets ran with it! I hate that it’s become, like, Hollywood lore, but what are you going to do?”

Trying to move away from her sexpot image: “As a 19-year-old girl I was very eager to play into that. Why not? You’re 19 and you’re feeling fabulous and young. I don’t know that I could have sold myself as a character actor at 19. It’s nice for people to think you’re attractive. But I was never, like, a model or anything. I think because I wasn’t 90lbs, I was suddenly this “bombshell” and “hourglass” and all those things, but I never wanted to make my career off that. Everything I’ve been doing in the past year involves characters that the last thing on their mind is finding Mr. Right or being taken care of.”

[From Cosmo via The Mail]

Aw, damn! She denied the Benicio story! I love that story. That’s how I’ve always chosen to think of Scarlett – as the kind of girl who would bone Benicio del Toro in an elevator and then never speak to him again. I wish she was that girl. I get that she’s trying to sound all mature and “Look at me, I’m a real actress, you should nominate me for an Oscar at some point!” But I wish Scarlett would just start boning random A-list dudes, just for the fun of it.

Also – this week’s Us Weekly suggests that Scarlett isn’t really as “over” Ryan Reynolds as she’d like to be. According to Us Weekly’s source, Scarlett is pissed that Ryan is dating Blake Lively because Ryan is supposed to still be hung up on HER. Ryan wanted to reconcile earlier this year, but then Scarlett starting boning Sean Penn, and Ryan got fed up. The source says: “Ryan would have gotten back with her. He was so totally in love, but then she flaunted Sean right after their split, and he was done… Scarlett is pissed that he’s not under her spell anymore.” Ryan found a new pair of boobs, Scar. Time to pack ‘em up and start boning any A-lister that comes along.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Cosmo.

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  1. Jules says:


  2. Bbyboo says:

    I do not get her appeal. I look at her and at no point do I think BOMBSHELL. More like… meh?

  3. David says:

    She still that Sean Penn slime all over her.

  4. Jayna says:

    I like her. For a young actress she is handling herself well. Early twenties is all about making mistakes, maturing. You gain life experience as you go through your early to mid twenties and gain maturity. Two busy actors both at their peak professionally apart a lot was a recipe for disaster.

  5. Erica says:

    I’ve never been single since I was 12 years old. No, wait I was probably single for 4 days since then. I am 30 years old now. I have no idea how it is to be single.

  6. Q says:

    I’m kinda intrigued by the Scarlett/Blake/Ryan story

    She dumped him then ran around with Sean Penn. Shudder
    I get the impression Ryan is always supposed to be her go to guy for whatevs post-divorce and shes pissed her back up lapdog is no longer there
    By most accounts she treated him badly.

    Ah well as I’m a romantic I hope she gets her ego in check, they reconcile and above all BLEO returns.
    I’ll take my meds now

    • normades says:

      I like this story too and find it tots beleivable that ScarJo is royaly pissed about RR moving on with Boobs Legsly.

      If BLEO were still together I’d be all excited about a Leo Oscar nom, but now I don’t care about seeing his carby ass alone on the red carpet.

      • Q says:

        LOL LOL
        My sentiments exactly
        If he gets back with that dreadful Bar Refaeli may he NEVR win an Oscar but keep getting nominated out of spite!

    • Turtle Dove says:

      I’m not the only one with that impression too. Good. I got the feeling that she had a reality check/wake up call after the whole SP fiasco. Then the nude pictures… her newly found single life has sucked bad. I don’t know why she jumped on SP, but it lowered her stock.

      RR, on the other hand, has done well. He’s been quiet, but mature when asked about her and the divorce, and he moved on to a new piece in a reasonable amount of time.

      @normandes – LOL.

  7. Quest says:

    She still reeks Sean Penn…ewwww!

  8. Donno says:

    still pretty tho.. and I think she is still finding her way…

  9. Marjalane says:

    It just occurred to me that I would be happy to see Scarlet Johannson with the Gosdong. Trade one Canadian Ryan for another. She’s got skeevy Penn in her past and six weeks of Valtrex will clear up whatever Gosling picked up from nasty Eva Mendez. Perfect.

  10. Kara Ann says:

    I don’t care for Scarlet but I do like her statement that she “wasn’t willing to do the work”. That’s honest so points for that!

    • NotaBitterBetty says:

      Yes, but why get married then? It’s a very cavalier attitude to have gone into a serious commitment with. She doesn’t come across as someone who was invested in making her marriage work, while Ryan did. She’s single now after being used and dumped by Sean Penn, I wonder how much she learned about herself during that particular (unpleasant) episode.

      • FingerBinger says:

        How do we know what RR did or didn’t do. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors. He could be a complete a$$hole in private.

  11. Nessa says:

    She looks horrible on this cover. Wow!

  12. Heather says:

    As long she stays away from JGL, James Franco and Leo – I’ll be a part-time fan, although she is *totes* overrated.

  13. Katie says:

    Oh where to begin! The hair color is trashy. The purple lingerie lace dress looks like it came directly from an exotic dance club. And the pose is lazy and amateurish. I like ScarJo when she’s not trying to be sexy. Otherwise, she just comes off as being an oversexed tramp.

  14. kimberly says:

    UMMM ya because she’s a needy bitch plain and simple. Can you just imagine the ego boosting this bitch needs? OH hell no. THAT’S WHY SHE ALWAYS NEEDS A GUY! Cmon ladies we all know girls like that!

    First of all she can’t act worth shit and is really monotone.

    She keeps trying to tell us that she’s beautiful, sexy, original, and amazing


    She’s just another generic actress with nice, but starting to sag, tits.

    as for the stylist on the covershoot? WTF is that melrose place circa 1996? You should be embarrassed that you have picked the cheapest looking thing for a covershoot!

    But then again, MAYBE you spoke with this actress and you fitted her in the proper hill billy high class dress the stylist knew would make Scar comfy?

  15. Bermuda Blues says:

    I really hate her tattoo.

  16. Euphorima says:

    One thing for sure…..Blake Lively got GAME!!!!!

  17. Jesus says:

    is all I’ve to say about it.

  18. Camille says:

    She is completely over rated and her tattoo is ugly/stupid looking.

  19. Ari says:

    That goddamn tattoo I swear I want to punch her just for that lol

  20. Lady_Luck says:

    She’s gross and naive, and rates herself beyond the stars.

    And please pay careful attention: even in this latest interview she DOESN’T actually deny the Beneccio/Elevator story.

  21. Lady_Luck says:

    I can’t imagine for even one second that Leo would touch her with a ten-foot pole. I mean, Pig Penn has been in that….ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!

  22. Allons - y Allonso says:

    My goodness, she’s irritating! Yes she can act, but as the article says she does very little for so much publicity. i wouldn’t miss her if she disappeared for a while. Next ‘token’ golden girl please.