Scarlett Johansson Cover Cosmo And Talks Hitting Rock Bottom… Dating Rock Bottom

Scarlett Johansson is on the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s May issue, and the Captain America: Civil War star opens up about a lot of her life, including what it’s like to lose yourself in a bad relationship.

While some may not think that interviews in magazines like Cosmo provide a lot of inherent “value,” there’s something that I think is pretty worthwhile about highlighting the fact that Scarlett Johansson once found herself in a relationship which had her questioning why she would be taking a taxi to see someone she describes as “forever unavailable” at some ungodly hour.

Sure, people want to know any little details they can about the stars they love, but there’s something actually worthwhile about revealing things that people who perhaps are not receiving any votes for most beautiful actress can connect with.

There’s a lot more, of course, but you have to appreciate mixing in some harsh reality.

You can catch a glimpse below, and catch the full article at –

The issue hits newsstands tomorrow – April 12th


Scarlett Johansson – 

On cutting the budget for Planned Parenthood: “There are countries at war, there’s terrorism, global warming, and we’re like, ‘We should definitely cut the budget for Planned Parenthood. Let’s take away the availability of women’s health initiatives!’… It’s nuts. We’re talking about preventing cervical and breast cancers. Growing up, I used [PP’s] services. All my girlfriends did—not just for birth control but for Pap smears and breast exams. You read about the rise of back-alley abortions, women having to mutilate themselves and teenagers having to seek help in unsafe conditions, and for what?! We’re moving backward when we’re supposed to be moving forward.”

Cosmo Scarlett Johansson May 16
photo credit: James White/Cosmopolitan

On equal pay: “There’s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole… I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage… I think every woman has [been underpaid], but unless I’m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It’s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.”

Scarlett Johansson Cosmo
photo credit: James White/Cosmopolitan

On hitting rock bottom: “Long, long ago, I had someone in my life who was forever unavailable…but, like, so attractively unavailable. You have to get to your breaking point… rock bottom is the moment when you’re like, ‘I’ve lost myself. Why am I standing outside this bar at 1:30 in the morning texting while my friends are inside? Or taking a taxi to see him at some ungodly hour? This isn’t me.’ That is the moment you’ve gotta cut it off. Otherwise, it will keep coming back, suck your blood.”




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