Scarlett Johansson Covers Parade

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson covers this weekend’s issue of Parade, where she discusses relationships while promoting her new film, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

On relationships with two actors: “Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in. It’s very volatile. There’s always going to be the more successful person. It’s related to rejection. Because actors, if they’re not having success, connect it directly to unpopularity — to the fact that nobody wants them. It’s not necessarily true. I’m constantly rejected.[Marriage] takes a lot of work. It takes a man who’s not only confident in the love that you have for one another, but confident in what he has going on in his own career. He has to be in a field that’s completely different from yours. My husband’s also involved in art. What’s important to him is the recognition that he gets from his job, and that has nothing to do with my job.”

On living between New York and Paris: “I live a little bit of everywhere. My husband and I and the baby are a little bit nomadic at the moment.”

On having different both similar and different interests than her husband: “We like to go out and go dancing. Other times, we like to sit at home and eat Thai food and watch House Hunters International for four hours. And we’re interested in each other’s worlds. He’s interested in my weird, alien entertainment world. It fascinates him because it’s so different than what he knows. And I like to go to art openings with him and talk about art and emerging artists with him. That’s his passion.”

On her daughter: “The biggest joy that I have is looking at my daughter. When I’m just hanging out with her and we’re doing silly stuff and if I make her laugh, the feeling of joy I have is explosive. If I can make her laugh and she gets a big smile on her face, that’s pretty much it. If only you could actually bottle that and carry it around.”

On protecting her daughter from the spotlight: “It’s hard. On the one hand, you don’t want to isolate your kids, but you don’t want to make your kids feel like freaks: There’s this fascination with famous kids, like they’re celebrity spawn.”

On doing her own errands: “I have many luxuries of fame, but I make my own bed. I like to buy my groceries. I drive my car. I like to do the normal, everyday things that I’ve always enjoyed. It doesn’t mean that when I drive out of my garage, I don’t fear that I’m being followed by somebody, because I probably am. But there’s always going to be an adjustment. At some point, you have to take your life back and say, ‘You know what? If I feel like picking up my dry cleaning and if someone’s going to photograph me doing it, so what?’ Part of being with your kids is making them feel as safe and normal as you can.”

On playing Natasha Romanov: “I really enjoy playing this character. She was really the first female superhero, a reluctant one. She’s never really been able to forge close relationships with anybody. She’s a lone wolf.”

On acting: “I was always very dramatically inclined, ever since I was 3 or 4. I was very outgoing. I loved adults. I loved attention. I loved to perform. I used to put on shows for my family. Unfortunately, there’s video evidence of that — my dad with the damn camcorder!”

On her twin brother: “I feel very connected to him. He’s the most golden-hearted person. I think a lot of people spend their life looking for a partner, someone to be a mirror to reflect upon, to remind them that they’ve lived. You want someone to tell you what he witnessed in your life. My twin brother has always been that for me.”

On Chris Evans: “I’ve known Chris since I was 17, when we did The Perfect Score. This is our fifth movie together. We’re like Bogart and Bacall.”

On parenting: “I think you just have to encourage your kids to be who they are, be themselves and not live in the shadow of your accomplishments.”

On politics: “My grandmother and mother were politically active. We went to local rallies, whether it was for mayoral elections or to see different presidential candidates when we were little kids. We watched debates. When my mom voted, I went along. I just grew up in a family talking politics.”

On running for office: “I have too much on my plate right now. I’m busy saving the world from the forces of evil, remember?”

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