Scarlett Johansson Talks Ryan Reynolds & Directorial Debut in C Californa April 2014

Posted Friday April 4, 2014 1:43 PM GMT

She's had her fair share of struggles after divorcing ex-hubby Ryan Reynolds, and now Scarlett Johansson is ready to open up about the sensitive subject in the April 2014 issue of C California magazine.

The "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" beauty donned sexy swimsuits from Chanel and Max Azria for the Craig McDean-shot spread while opening up about pushing past her failed marriage and revealing details about her directorial debut in "Summer Crossing."

Highlights from Miss Johansson's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit C California!

On Ryan:
"[My divorce from Ryan was] a very lonely thing. It's like the loneliest thing you'll ever do, in some ways. I've had a fair amount of time to process the experience and go forward. I continue to get to know myself better as I get older, and that helps me in my relationships."

On her career decisions :
"I don't feel the same pull to stay relevant. I think I'm less concerned with impressing others and more focused on what feels authentic."

On "Summer Crossing":
"I knew instantly it was the right project for me. It was the first time I felt so strongly about pursuing an adaptation. I'm attracted to the themes of the book - the loss of innocence of a young woman, the failure of the American dream for many after World War II. I just want to work on things that are really hard. And when I'm not working on things that are really hard, I want to hang out with people I like to be with, and that's it."

On her exciting year:
"I'm looking forward, not back. I'm excited about accomplishing some big creative and live goals this year. I feel very positive about the future."

Photo Credit: Craig McDean for C California