Scarlett Johansson Talks Motherhood in WSJ April 2014: I Know There Will Be Sacrifices

Posted Monday March 24, 2014 12:00 PM GMT

News about her pregnancy just hit the headlines, and now Scarlett Johansson shares her true feelings about being a working mom in the April 2014 issue of WSJ magazine.

The "Avengers" beauty looked absolutely gorgeous in designer garbs from Christopher Kane and Michael Kors for the Alasdair McLellan-shot spread while opening up about her career's future and her acting ambitions.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Johansson's interview below. For more, be sure to pay a visit to WSJ!

On her busy lifestyle:
"It seems to stressful to not be able to spend time with your family because you're constantly chasing the tail of your own success. There must exist a world in which I can balance those things, be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my won, develop things, do theatre. I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly."

On her life as a mom:
"I know that with that there will be some sacrifices. I know that's the struggle with working mothers and successful careers. It happens."

On her big blockbuster roles:
"I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I wanted to stretch myself physically, out of my comfort zone, and still succeed. I’m probably like most actors. We have huge egos, and you want to know you can be successful, no matter what. I don’t to be pigeonholed in one genre or budget or whatever."

On her acting shake ups:
"I’d rather take the chance of a film not working than be stuck in a pattern of making the same movie over and over again. I don’t want to be the ingénue anymore. That part I’m happy about. It’s nice to be glamorous, but I don’t want to always have to be trendy and glamorous and an object of desire. I don’t want to be stuck in that forever. Because it doesn’t last."

On her relationship with Romain Dauriac:
"Our life is quiet. When you're in a relationship with somebody and you're communicating with them, you want to be as clear and concise as possible. We try to speak French a little, but it's mostly like, 'I like this sandwich,' 'That's a nice color.' You go out, you go to a museum, order lunch, try to do a conversation."

Photo Credit: Alasdair McLellan for WSJ

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