Gearing up to share her latest, highly controversial, new project with audiences, Scarlett Johansson is opening up about playing The Major and motherhood to Natasha Gargiulo.
“She’s kind of figuring it out,” Johansson says of her two-year-old daughter, Rose. “She’ll notice me in a film, but then think every other blonde woman in a movie is me.”
Keeping it casual about recent backlash from her soon-to-be-ex husband Romain Dauriac, who slammed Scarlett for recently bringing their daughter on set, the 32-year-old shared her side of the story and the wonderful experience Rose had during her mom’s fifth time hosting “Saturday Night Live” in New York City.
“A couple of weeks ago, I was really fortunate to host SNL for the fifth time,” she says, adding, “[Rose] was able to take in what everyone was doing in their department and walk around the historic set and come down the stairs onto the stage.”
“She was just so in it!” Johansson explains. “It was just really cool to share my job with her, it’s exciting for me.”
The four-time Golden Globe nominee was crowned last year’s highest grossing actor, nabbing a whopping $1.2 billion in ticket sales and it seems that Johansson’s ready to bring her global popularity to the world of politics.
“I’ve been working for 20 years in the film industry, it’s an industry that has its own unique challenges, but that I love,” the actress shares. “I grew up in a very politically active, socially active, very vocal family and that’s a huge part of the person I am today.”
Earlier this year, Johansson was one of the celebrity voices leading the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.. Speaking up for women’s rights in one of the biggest rallies in history, the star suggests it might have sparked something within her.
Of her political aspirations, Johansson says, “I wouldn’t not consider a career in perhaps local politics, but right now… I’m so busy running around after a tiny tiny person and that’s totally where my brain is and I think you know politics is something that requires all of you, even more so than most other jobs!”