Scarlett Johansson is the first woman to twice be named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire. Previous to this year’s title, she also had the honor in 2006. The 28-year-old bombshell also chatted to the mag about her busy schedule, her relationships, and her plans for the future.
“What I want to do right now is sleep late, read the paper,” she said of her busy schedule this year, which includes Don Jon, a movie about a porn addict, and her run on Broadway’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
She dished about her fiancé, journalist Romain Dauriac, and how she likes being in a relationship with a little bit of jealousy. “I’m with a Frenchman. I think jealousy comes with the territory ... But I’d rather be with someone who’s a little jealous than someone who’s never jealous. There’s something a little dead fish about them. A little bit depressing.” Hmmm, little dig at ex-husband Ryan Reynolds, maybe?
As for the Sexiest Woman title, ScarJo hinted that she doesn’t expect a three-peat, because you know, she’s so old. “I’m a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right?” she said. “Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop ...”
Well ok then. Nobody better tell Angelina Jolie or Halle Berry that they’re too old to play anything but mothers. I mean, once you hit the big 3-0, it’s downhill from there, right? That must be why I never see Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren in anything.
I like Scarlett, and I think she’s drop dead gorgeous in addition to being a very talented actress. Plus, I really love those femme fatal roles like the one she played as the Black Widow in Avengers.
But I think she’s selling herself short if she truly believes that she’ll only be sexy so long as she has youth on her side.
Do you think more mature women can still be sexy?
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