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Scarlett Johansson Hates Being a Sex Symbol

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features,

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is fed up of being "an object of desire."

The 29-year-old star, who is pregnant with her first child with her French journalist fiance, Romain Dauriac, plans to embrace the aging process and claims she feels less pressure to look perfect as she gets older.

"I don't want to be the ingenue any more. That part I'm happy about. It's nice to be glamorous, but I don't want to always have to be trendy and glamorous and an object of desire. I don't want to be stuck in that forever. Because it doesn't last," she said.

But Scarlett also told The Weekend Australian magazine that she believes that Hollywood's leading men aren't subjected to as much criticism: "With [male actors] it just doesn't happen the same way. You can be every woman's fantasy and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever."

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Quote of the Day: ScarJo’s ‘Under the Skin’ Co-Star on Nude Scene

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Pearson in 'Under the Skin'

"In the end, the nude scene was a bigger deal for her than it was  for me. I’m totally comfortable in my own skin. The worst part was that I was bloody cold."

- Adam Pearson, who suffers from genetic disorder neurofibromatosis, revealed that he had no problem filming a nude scene with Scarlett Johansson for the sci-fi thriller Under the Skin.

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Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen Scandal: It’s Guesswork

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson has broken her silence over the Woody Allen scandal.

After Allen's estranged daughter Dylan called out the Match Point actress in an open letter for her assocation with her father (whom she has accused of sexually abusing her as a child), Johansson has made a statement on the issue:

“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on... That just feels irresponsible to me... I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash... I think he’ll continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I’m sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It’s not like this is somebody that’s been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, ‘I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever.’ I mean, it’s all guesswork... I don’t know anything about it... It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other."

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Scarlett Johansson’s Pregnancy to Delay ‘Avengers 2’ Filming?

Scarlett Johansson and Romain DauriacScarlett Johansson's pregnancy could delay filming for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The 29-year-old actress is reportedly due to welcome her first child into the world with her fiance Romain Dauriac, 31, in August, but shooting for her upcoming movie, which kicks off on April 5, may need to be re-scheduled to fit around her growing baby bump.

The blonde beauty plays Natasha Romanoff in the superhero film, which sees her squeeze into a figure-hugging catsuit and bosses are reportedly keen to shoot her scenes as soon as possible. "Shooting for the superhero sequel will need a bit of rearranging. They're going to fast-track her scenes," a source said.

Meanwhile, Scarlett and Romain's baby news comes just six months after the French creative agency boss popped the question with a vintage Art Deco ring last year. However, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star has previously said she and Romain don't want to "rush" tying the knot as "being engaged is an exciting time to enjoy and to really savor."


Scarlett Johansson Quits Role as Oxfam Ambassador

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Charity,

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson has quit her role as an ambassador for Oxfam.

The 29-year-old actress - who has been working with Oxfam since 2007 - has stepped away from actively supporting the charity which opposes all trade from Israeli settlements due to a "fundamental difference of opinion."

Scarlett's move comes after she received criticism for her support of SodaStream - a home soda maker - which has a factory in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. "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," a statement released stated.

Oxfam wishes the brunette beauty luck with future endeavors but accepts their different stance meant they were "incompatible." The charity said, "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. Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support. Oxfam is opposed to all trade from Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law."


Scarlett Johansson in No Rush for Wedding

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Engagements, Weddings, Features,

Scarlett Johansson and Romain DauriacScarlett Johansson is in no rush to get married.

The Her actress - who got engaged to Romain Dauriac in the summer - insisted she is too busy preparing for her role as Black Widow in much-anticipated superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron.

When asked by Parade magazine if she had started on wedding plans, she said, "No, 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."

The star insisted the big day is the one aspect of her life she can just take as it comes, and "let that happen organically" while she stays "relaxed." She added, "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."


Cinecast: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Rewrite, Keanu on ‘Bill & Ted’ Sequel

Brad Pitt on a '12 Years a Slave' poster in Italy+ After a Tumblr user in Italy questioned a 12 Years a Slave poster featuring Brad Pitt (whose role in the film - despite his producing credit - is minimal), Lionsgate released a statement claiming that the advertisements (another similar one featured Michael Fassbender, who is also a supporting actor) were unauthorized and not approved by the filmmakers.

+ Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock has been picked to rewrite the Magnificent Seven remake, which Tom Cruise was previously attached to work on. No word yet as to who is set to replace Cruise.

+ In doing promotional rounds for his latest film 47 Ronin, Keanu Reeves ruled out any participation from him in the upcoming Point Break remake.

+ Fortunately for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure fans, Reeves did state that he's open to doing a third film, which would follow Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.

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Scarlett Johansson Is Engaged

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Scarlett Johansson and Roman DauriacScarlett Johansson is engaged to Romain Dauriac.

The Under the Skin star, 28, who was previously married to Ryan Reynolds for two years before their divorce was finalized in June 2011, is set to tie the knot with the French journalist, who popped the question approximately one month ago.

"They're engaged and very happy," a source close to the couple confirmed the news to People.com today. A spokesperson for the blonde beauty declined to comment on the news.

The couple began dating in November after being introduced by mutual friends, just weeks after the actress split from her boyfriend of one year Nate Taylor. Earlier this week Scarlett was spotted wearing a diamond ring at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. She was previously spotted wearing an ornate gold ruby ring in July but friends dismissed reports she was engaged at the time, saying it was "simply a piece of jewelry."


Scarlett Johansson Delays Family for Her Career

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features,

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is having too much "fun" with her career to start a family yet. The 28-year-old actress - who is dating French journalist Romain Dauriac - definitely wants to have kids in the future but at the moment she is enjoying such a productive and rewarding period of acting she doesn't want to take time out to have a baby.

Scarlett's recent films include We Bought a Zoo, The Avengers and Hitchcock, and she has five films coming out in the next 18 months, including another outing as super-spy Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Speaking in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, she said, "Eventually I want to have a family, and that would be my focus, but right now I'm having fun with it. There have been times in my career where I've struggled to find ... I was stuck for a while. It was more difficult, maybe, to find the right thing to do. Now I'm enjoying a really productive, creative period."

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VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ScarJo’s ‘Under the Skin’

Remember when Scarlett Johansson was channelling her inner 90's goddess around Glasgow? Well now you can check out the fruits of her fashionable labor in the trailer for Jonathan Glazer's (Sexy Beast) latest film Under the Skin.

In what looks to be a cross between Silence of the Lambs and a David Lynch film, the sci-fi thriller - set to screen at the Venice Film Festival tomorrow - centers on an alien (Johansson) who preys on victims in the Scottish highlands. The movie, which is adapted from Michel Faber's novel of the same name, premiered in the States at last week's Telluride Film Festival.

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