Scarlett Johansson doesn’t know how to be seductive: ‘I never put on a sexy face’

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As we discussed yesterday, Amal Clooney was named the Most Fascinating Person of 2014 by Barbara Walters. Well, Babs also put Scarlett Johansson on the list, which we knew last week when the first excerpts from her interview came out. Those were the quotes I covered last week about breastfeeding and getting back into shape after her pregnancy. Well, ABC released the full video of the interview, and there are a few more interesting quotes. Did you know that ScarJo doesn’t think she has a particularly good figure? Madness!

Way to make the rest of us feel bad, Scarlett Johansson! The 30-year-old blond bombshell admitted to having her own body insecurities Sunday on Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.

“It’s an okay body, I guess,” said the actress, who welcomed her and Romain Dauriac’s first child Rose Dorothy just three months ago. “I wouldn’t say it’s particularly remarkable, though. I don’t like my thighs, my midsection.”

And how does the newly married mama feel about being viewed as a sex symbol? “I never put on a sexy face,” she told Barbara, “so I don’t know what it means to act seductively.”

[From E! News]

I rolled my eyes at “I never put on a sexy face, so I don’t know what it means to act seductively.” Says the woman who has dressed up like a nouveau Marilyn Monroe for multiple ad campaigns, campaigns that often feature her “SexyFace” pose (lips apart, mouth open, eyes widened). Let’s not play that game, Scarlett! But I feel her about her problem areas or whatever. I too have issues with my thighs and midsection and I always will. It’s just my body type. And it’s just Scarlett’s body type too. That being said, she looks really great. I can’t believe how quickly she’s lost the baby weight.


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  1. Kitten says:

    She is so full of sh*t.

  2. Ethelreda says:

    I too had to laugh at the ‘I never do sexy face’ line from a woman who never deviates from the standard look of doe eyes, vacant stare and ‘seductively’ parted lips.

    I agree with her that her body is only OK though. Perhaps as a straight female I’m not supposed to ‘get’ her, but I’ve really never understood why Scarlett is such a sex symbol. Both her face and body seem completely unremarkable to me.

  3. mariaj says:

    suuuuure, that’s why she acts ( tries to) with her lips.

  4. QQ says:

    Im only here for this Hair of hers

  5. Loopy says:

    Half the parts she plays are seductive LOL, she is one of those people who just oozes sex appeal so i really don’t know why she is bs’ing.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Agreed, look at both “Match Point” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

      Plus, she has always prided herself on being a sexual free spirit who has bedded many men. Anyone remember that story about her and Benecio Del Toro in the elevetor at the Oscars?

    • uninspired username says:

      False humility?

  6. Skins says:

    I never thought she was hot anyway. Good actress, but not my type

  7. scout says:

    She doesn’t have a sexy face, may be a sexy voice as in “Her” movie.

  8. Jane says:

    Lol, so what’s with her constantly open mouth? I thought it was supposed to be sexy? Maybe she will finally close them then and make some other facial expressions in her movies and photoshoots.

  9. Ashling says:

    Barbara did kind of press her to say some of this. People would also bash her if she said the opposite- My body is amazing, I love it all, I know how to be uber sexy!

    Why do women always get asked about their bodies?

    • Ethelreda says:

      I’d be willing to bet that Scarlett and/or her PR team got to preapprove the questions. Major Hollywood stars don’t do interviews unless they have control over what’s gong to be asked, especially in a soft soap Barbara Walters ‘interview’.

      If Scarlett didn’t want to talk about her body, she would not be asked to talk about her body.

    • alison8701 says:

      Yeah this whole interview was terrible and sexist. I don’t think one legitimate film question was asked. A constant stream of “sexy sex symbol” followed by asking her to discuss her body, then asked if she raises her kid without help. Then one last question about her sex appeal.

      Scarlett Johansson is one of those actors who consistently calls out sexist questions from the press. She’ll get asked about her workout routine while male costars are asked to do an in depth on the spot character study.

      Combine this with the “clooney’s wife” + string of desperate hopefuls vying for the title of Mrs. Clooney and you find yourself in a sexist clusterf-ck.

      Boo Baba Wawa.

      • Korra says:

        I’m honestly confused as to why people remember it that way or say she consistently calls the sexism she receives out. RDJ was asked the question and he was the one that said “Well I’m sure we are all more interested in your question to Scarlett though” at which point everyone laughed. That was one time. She didn’t call anybody out and she doesn’t have the reputation of doing that. I haven’t read many of her interviews since then, so maybe she has.

  10. FingerBinger says:

    Scarlett looks pretty. Barbara Walters’ eyes look crazy. That’s all I got.

  11. MsMercury says:

    I have nothing to add but I thought you posted a photo of Miley. And I kept starring at it wondering why you would be talking about Scarjo.

  12. Jh says:

    She has resting sexy face.

  13. Algernon says:

    I know I’ve said this before, but the open mouth posing thing is a direction from photographers. They think it makes your face look more open and alive. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard photographers yell at models to open their mouths. Maybe she is a mouth-breather, but I find it just as likely that photographers tell her to open her mouth, especially since there are plenty of red carpet photos of her with her mouth closed. It seems like that happens most in print ads.

    Also, while I refuse to believe that she doesn’t understand her sex appeal, I also think it’s a lose-lose topic for her. If she says she doesn’t get the whole sexy thing, people say she’s BS’ing (as in this post), but can you imagine how much worse it would be if she said, “Oh yeah, I’m totally sexy, I can’t help it, I’m just built like a sex goddess and everyone wants me.” She’d be torn apart. I don’t even know why she fields these questions anymore because she’s never going to “win”. Women are never going to like her because, as one of my co-workers says every time she sees ScarJo, “She just looks like the woman your husband cheats with.”

    • Ginger says:

      As one I can tell you that a lot of photographers do redundant crap especially with what they consider “sexy” The open mouth, the thumb hooked in the underwear/shorts/skirt, the hand bra…etc. etc. It drives me nuts. I tell models to close their mouths. I hate that open mouth look. As for Scarlett, she is being rather (faux?) humble here. She is a gorgeous woman and I don’t see how she can not realize that. As for her supposed figure “flaws” I think I have the same flaws too so I can’t blame her for that. I don’t really like her short hair cut but she is glowing, motherhood and happiness suits her.

  14. bns says:

    I think she’s stunning, but she really is dumb. Every time she opens her mouth just…..yikes.

    • Diana B says:

      So true. Poor Scarlett drowned in her own sex appeal that she just doesn’t understand. Take a seat and drink your carbonate water, lady.

  15. kri says:

    I’m going to get an ice pack and an Advil , as I have just pulled my “Bitch, PLEASE!!” muscle. She is one of the original duckfacers. Gah.

  16. Marty says:

    Oh, so Walters will ask 5 different questions about her body but 0 about how Scarlett profited off the West Bank situation? Yeah, okay.

  17. Cindy says:

    This woman sets my teeth on edge. I can’t even tell you why. Okay, Ill try… repeating her love of Woody Allen, “his glasses are my favorite gift!”. I would love to see Lucy but I would not make it through my dread of her screen time. She is my irrational celebrity “Grrrr”.

  18. paranormalgirl says:

    Barbara Walters is looking animatronic these days.

  19. Sofia says:

    Pahleeeaaaseee.