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“She knew I was trying to get pregnant”: Scarlett Johansson Was Surprised With Her Friend’s Reaction to Her Pregnancy That Made Her Reclusive

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Over the years, Scarlett Johansson became an icon in the entertainment industry. From bad*ss roles like that of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to more heartwarming roles such as in Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson knows how to do it all. She was even nominated for an Oscar for the latter! The actress is also branching off into new industries as she recently launched her very own skincare line.

Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story

However, Scarlett Johansson is not only of the best and highest-paid actors in the world, she is also a mom to two beautiful children, Rose Dorothy Dauriac and Cosmo Jost. The actress has stayed pretty protective about both of her pregnancies as she didn’t want the public’s judgmental eyes on her as her body changed through the months. While talking about how people’s reactions to her pregnancy made her reclusive, Scarlett Johansson praises a friend for being real with her.

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Scarlett Johansson Discusses Reactions to Her Pregnancy

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost

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Scarlett Johansson recently had an interview with Vanity Fair to discuss her new skincare line, The Outset. During the interview, the conversation landed on how women’s bodies are so scrutinized, especially during pregnancy. When asked about what her experience from being pregnant with Cosmo – who she shares with Colin Jost – was like, Johansson stated,

“I ’ve been so protective of both pregnancies, not wanting to feel scrutinized in the public eye. I wanted to be able to have my own feelings about my changing body without other people also telling me how they saw me, whether it was positive or negative. I realized when I was pregnant with my son, it’s funny how much stuff people put on you when you’re pregnant—their hopes or their judgment or their desire, a lot of that is put on pregnant women.”

Johansson stated that while she was excited to be pregnant, she also had “not-great feelings about it.” She continued that this feeling would be scrutinized by women close to her.

“I would have a lot of people saying things to me immediately, like, ‘How great, oh my God, that’s wonderful.’ And while I was definitely excited to be pregnant in some ways, I also had a lot of not-great feelings about it, and that would be scrutinized by—I’m talking about, like, women that were close to me. You expect it from men, but from women, it’s like, ‘Come on, girl, you’ve been through it.’”

 She then praised one of her friends for reacting in a more realistic way. Johansson stated, “When I told her I was pregnant- she knew I was trying to get pregnant – she was just like, ‘Oh sh*t. Great, but not great.’ And I was like, ‘You’re a true friend.’” After recalling the conversation with a laugh, she stated that while women empowerment has moved forward, this part of pregnancy was still in the Dark Ages.

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Scarlett Johansson on Managing Work and Family

Scarlett Johansson with her daughter
Scarlett Johansson with her daughter

When asked how she plans on balancing her career with a new baby, Johansson got candid about how she now feels it’s okay to ask for help. The Black Widow actress stated that she has a lot on her plate, however, she is also “used to having a lot of balls in the air.” She continued,

“I think I’m finally okay with letting other people help me keep the balls up. I haven’t always been that way. I’m getting to a place in my life where I’m okay with letting other people in, with asking for help—because I have projects that I want to work on as an actor, and they’re very consuming.”

Well, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking for some help when you are in need of it. It cannot be easy for her to manage her family, her acting career, her production company, and now a whole new skincare line. Kudos to Johansson!

Source: Vanity Fair

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. She has written over 450 articles for FandomWire as a content writer. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over the world of the supernatural through books and TV.