Scarlett Johansson: ‘I’m not the jealous type who does background checks’

Here are some photos from last night’s NYC premiere of Don Jon. I’m just doing the ladies! Specifically, I’m just doing fashion for Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. Julianne wore this black Jason Wu gown which I really, really like on her – she looks so much better now that Tom Ford isn’t trying to “muse” her into wearing terrible clothes. My one complaint about the dress is that it probably would have been better suited for an awards show, right? This dress has “SAG Awards” written all over it.

As for Scarlett, she wore this Roland Mouret dress which I absolutely loathe. I usually love Mouret dresses, and budget Mouret dresses, otherwise known as the Victoria Beckham collection. But this looks SO cheap. I guess the idea is that it’s supposed to be a fun little party dress, but it looks like an adult version of a baby’s fancy dress.

Scarlett has also been talking about relationships and trust – because that’s what Don Jon is about – in various interviews. There were a few quotes that I found interesting:

Romain Dauriac, your Facebook history is safe.

“I’m not the jealous type who does background checks,” his new fiancée Scarlett Johansson told reporters at Tuesday’s premiere of her new movie Don Jon at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I’m not that type of girlfriend.”

Johansson, 28, rocked the red carpet in a little black dress and flashed her engagement ring from the French journalist. In her new movie, the Avengers star plays a demanding, gum-snapping Jersey girl who tries to change her new boyfriend’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) personality.

“I am guilty of this, and so are many people – you just want your partner to fit into the box you constructed for them. It’s easier that way,” she says. “It’s kind of like, ‘Why can’t you be more like me?’ I think that’s what we all want.”

But Johansson says that experience has taught her how to keep these impulses in check.

“The challenges of a relationship are what help you grow into an evolved person,” she says.

[From People]

That’s interesting. While I do applaud ScarJo for being so trusting and self-aware, I do think she’s probably trying to sound like she’s very blasé and French, like she would never throw a fit if she found out her man was cheating. And maybe she wouldn’t. She doesn’t have that reputation, like, say, Cameron Diaz. Scarjo also told E! News:

“We all are guilty of holding our partner or our imaginary partner up to these standards that are sort of impossible to fulfill. It would be much easier if the people we fell in love with behaved the we wanted them to. I’ve learned over time that what makes life interesting, relationships interesting, are the complexities of relationships and people and the fact that we can become more evolved ourselves if we are forced to compromise and accept the differences amongst one another.”

[Via E! news]

Oh so evolved! I don’t know what to think of this. Part of me thinks that Scarlett already has one marriage and divorce under her belt, so why is she pontificating about relationships like she’s the Love Oracle? But the other side of me acknowledges that she’s probably smarter about love and relationships these days after having a string of bad relationships and douchebag boyfriends. God knows. Just remember: this is the woman who banged Sean Penn for half a year. Seriously.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Buckwild says:

    Scarlett’s dress looks like an apron.

    • Dinah says:

      It reminds me of the classic Raggedy Ann pinafore. Can I also just take a moment to say that I despise her shoes?

      Julianne looks fabulous. Very age appropriate, elegant and understated, yet fun( although her shoes are equally wrong).

      • Jenny says:

        I hate the trend of inches high platforms on heels. To me it always either looks like stripper-wear or like the shoes walked out of the 70′s.

      • QQ says:

        OMG Jenny Me Too! i hate hate Hate Platforms and those wedges Jennufer Aniston Loooves, Like Im 5’8 already with a long stride, I look like a fucking Showhorse named Rafalca wearing any extra bulk … and is almost SO hard to find heels or peep toes without all that mess… I Blame Jessica Simpson.. those things she wears are Just… Execrable

  2. MOPine says:

    Aww! Both ladies look good. The color Scarlett is wearing looks great on her. She looks young and fresh. Julianne always looks good. Her choice of fashion is sometimes a bit weird. Whatever.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      LOVE the color but I agree with Kaiser that the dress looks cheap, like something from Modcloth-and no shade on Modcloth because I just got the most amazing suede jacket from there-I just think she could have worn a dress with a more sophisticated cut/fabric. Her makeup and hair look great though.

      That being said, I feel bad for anyone that has to be in the same room as Julianne Moore. The woman is purely gorgeous.

    • Zimmer says:

      Love the color too and think it looks particularly good on Scarlet. As for not being jealous, perhaps she is that way b/c so many guys are into her.

  3. aims says:

    I like the dress. The back is cute.

    • Gayle says:

      V cute and the fabric is cool. She looks the thinnest I’ve ever seen her, not sure if I like that on her.

      Hate Julianne’s shoes and think the sheerness of the dress is a bit off, ages her.

      Self-evolution is such self-help crap talk.

    • j.eyre says:

      I really like that back too. I like JM’s too.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I like both dresses. JM looks gorgeous and SJ looks fun and flirty. Although the cut of SJ’s dress might be slightly off.

  4. Sloane Wyatt says:

    ScarJo looks fresh and cute here, but a background check on a guy you’re dating is ‘a good thing’. Scam artists are everywhere, and now we can weed the most obvious ones out!

  5. blue marie says:

    how does jealous = background check? sometimes that’s just smart. I grudgingly watch her movies for entertainment not to get love advice.

    Anyway Julianne looks fantastic and the color looks good on Scarlett even if the dress is iffy.

    • fingerbinger says:

      Juliane looks great. She is probably one of the most under used actresses today.

      • Florc says:

        Moore is under used because she wants it that way. She’s in demand always, but is firm in putting her personal life first. It’s smart she’s not over exposed either.

        ScarJo looks amazing! She’s done something…. maybe it’s just a happy glow and drinking more water. And this jealousy bit is something she always talks about. She’s talked like this pre sean penn too. She’s not jealousy in nature it seems, but she does date Dbags.

      • mercy says:

        +1 I would LOVE to see Julianne get more work, and not just in supporting roles.

  6. Angie says:

    Give it 10-15 more years, throw in a couple of kids and a cheating husband and you might just become the jealous, background checks type! When we are young, we often feel like nothing could come and shake our foundation…we are invincible! Aging and some of lifes experiences bring fear…and fear is a horrible feeling! Stay strong, be smart and be kind…always. Remember that it can never be wrong to do something nice.

    • StormsMama says:

      This. All this.

      I think ScarJo looks amazing. Clearly she’s in love. You can tell she’s just happy happy happy.
      I remember when I was that happy sigh. The relationship ended and it took a while to recover.
      Now I’m with my baby’s father and its a lot of (emotional) work. But that’s life I guess.

  7. Easi says:

    I hate that I’m writing this but I feel like scarjo had work done. Maybe it’s makeup or weightloss. She looks amazing, but I love how she used to look pillowy.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah…something is different. She looks great, but something was done work-wise I think…could be weight loss I suppose.

      • StormsMama says:

        She’s losing the last of her “youth fat”. She’s thinning out- very common at end of 20s/Early 30s

  8. NewWester says:

    So when does one tell a potential partner/spouse that you had run a background check on them? Or do you ever tell them?

  9. sillyone says:

    I know it can’t be just me, women of Hollywood look like bobble heads! Eat for goodness sake. All the young startlets look they their heads are extremely top heavy and could tip over their bodies at anytime.

    • mercy says:

      I tend to agree. They can diet away some of the curves (though I don’t know why anyone would want to), but their heads don’t get smaller and it can be hard on the face (and botox and fillers don’t work as well as a little extra fat.) I know the pressure to fit into these designer clothes and compensate for the camera adding weight must be immense, but wearing styles that flatter their curves is much better than the ‘lollipop head’ look.

  10. Clover says:

    People do background checks on people they’re dating?

    … How does one do this?

    • Bijlee says:

      Google. If they’ve ever been arrested you can google their mugshot and possibly what they were arrested for, etc. then there is their Facebook, twitter, vine, etc….privacy is really dead.

  11. mercy says:

    Love Julianne but don’t like the dress. She still looks amazing.

    I actually like the style of Scarlett’s dress, but not the execution. It does look cheap, and I don’t like those shoes with it. The colour looks great on her, though.

    Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I’ve never thought to do a background check. I’ve usually met guys through school, work, or mutual friends, though.

  12. lady_luck says:

    The fact that she HAD to make a point of NOT being that girl, probably points to her being that girl…if u get what I’m sayin’.

    And this is not the first time she has gone out of her way to state she is not the jealous type.

    Methinks Scarlett is an insecure wreck underneath that botoxed facade.

  13. mE says:

    ‘I’m not the jealous type who does background checks’, Ryan!!

    • mercy says:

      What about Sean, Nate, and all the others before Ryan? She said she wanted to spend more time with her husband in post-divorce interviews and they continued to hang out together after the marriage was over (even after Sean Penn had come and gone.) Doesn’t sound like a jealous guy, or a particularly acrimonious split, to me.

  14. kikihihi says:

    Dress is awful but the colors are cute.

  15. Amanda says:

    ScarJo (sorry ScarJo but you aren’t Daniel Day-Lewis or Cate Blanchett, we all get to keep calling you this stupid nickname) looks sooooooo much better with pale skin. I don’t get the whole tan aesthetic… maybe it looks good on some people but it’s usually just gross.

    • Amanda says:

      To clarify – it looks gross on people for whom it isn’t a natural skin tone… like ScarJo. Just very artificial and processed.

      • pantalones en fuego says:

        Fake tans always look gross and, well fake no matter what your skin tone is. If you just get natural sun it looks good because your skin will get a nice glow. Spray tans and tanning beds never give you a a glow, it’s like matte orange.

  16. tealily says:

    Love love love the dress! And I really like what she’s saying! To me, she sounds like someone who had a marriage that ended, she learned something from it, and brought it to her new relationship. I don’t see her being particularly preachy or anything here.

    It remains to be seen if this guy is going to last, but I think her head is the right place. (I also want to point out, Sean Penn isn’t the one she decided to marry.)

  17. CosmicGirl says:

    This is one of the hideous dresses I’ve ever seen!

  18. Elizabeth Darcy says:

    ScarJo looks like Jessica Biel in these pictures!!(atleast to me)

  19. Anoneemouse says:

    “I’m not the jealous type who does background checks.”

    No, background checks are usually done for SAFETY concerns, not jealousy.

  20. pantalones en fuego says:

    I usually like Julianne’s clothes but I’m not feeling this dress at all. Scarlett’s dress doesn’t look like it fits well up top or something but I like the back and the color.

  21. Emily C. says:

    We all are guilty of holding our partner or our imaginary partner up to these standards that are sort of impossible to fulfill.

    No, “we” aren’t. If she had said “many of us” or “I” instead, I would have no quarrel with what she’s saying. But many celebrities have this tendency to think that they are the measure of all things.

    I actually love Scarlett’s dress. It’s a lovely color and looks comfortable and cute while still being interesting, with the back. I would wear it. Otoh, I think Julianne Moore’s dress is utterly hideous. So much unrelieved black against her pale skin makes her look like the villainess in a Disney movie. The dress looks like black mold that is groping her.

    • Georgia says:

      She quantified “many of us,” at the beginning of that statement. I also was a little bit miffed until I went back and re-read it

  22. Melissa says:

    She does seem to be the passive-aggressive type though she’s always whinging on about jealousy, makes it seem as if she is making digs at someone in particular.

  23. Shelby says:

    When you’re jealous don’t ya usually check cell phones…email etc, do people really conduct background checks on their boyfriends because of jealousy?

  24. d says:

    THOSE SHOES ARE TERRIBLE AND I HATE THEM (on both ladies). Julianne’s dress is awful too. Bad choice for her.

  25. Melissa says:

    So, you’re not jealous but you can’t accept and love someone as they are without trying to change them? Even better !

  26. Jesscar says:

    The back is cute.the front looks as if it was supposed to be a strapless dress that was altered because her rack is too big, with the straps and the v’s under her arms

  27. Flower says:

    Background checks have nothing to do with jealousy and everything to do with common sense for someone in her position. She really does need to do a background check on this guy.

    He is supposed to be a journalist but has zero kosher writing credits and has some business venture on the side but no one has ever heard of it. In fact he seems to have no verifiable existence prior to dating Scarlet other than things anyone could make up and post on line to give themselves a bit of flash. She needs to remember the secret life of Anne Hathaway’s Euro-suave significant other. This guy is very dodgy.

  28. Tania Haeussler says:

    Doing background checks on potential beaus is not an indicator that a woman is the jealous type. It means that she’s cautious/practical, and wants to protect herself from possibly getting murdered, raped or swindled! …