Scarlett Johansson is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Glamour magazine. She is joined inside the mag with her BFF and singing partner Pete Yorn with whom she just released a new album called Break Up. Here is Scarlett‘s Glamour coverphoto and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:
At 25, Scarlett Johansson has a hot career, an even hotter husband (Ryan Reynolds) and a brand-new album with pal Pete Yorn (seen here). We adore her, and you will too—listen in as she talks marriage, work and body image with Amy Larocca.
GLAMOUR: Your album’s fantastic! How was it to work with Pete Yorn?
Scarlett Johansson: I’ve known him for a while. I’ve worked with both of his brothers, who are in the entertainment industry. One day Pete texted me out of the blue saying, “Hey, do you want to record an album?” I was like, Whoa, that’s a weird message. But I said, “Sure—why not?”
GLAMOUR: How’d he know you sing?
SJ: He didn’t!
GLAMOUR: He just thought you would be good?
SJ: He said he had some weird fever dream—and had this idea that we should do a duets album…. When I started singing along to the songs he was playing me, he said, “I’m really happy that you can sing!” [Laughs.]
GLAMOUR: So would you like to do musical theater?
SJ: I would love to work on Broadway, but I don’t know that it would manifest itself in musical theater…. I have terrible stage fright that I’d have to get over.
SJ: Crippling. Not as a kid. It came on when I was a teenager, and I think it somehow sticks with you.
GLAMOUR: You’ve really grown up in front of the camera, but you didn’t seem to have an awkward phase.
SJ: I was pretty awkward in The Horse Whisperer. I watch it now, and it’s painful. Did I go through a phase where I had cystic acne and greasy hair? No. But I certainly had an awkward phase.
GLAMOUR: I don’t necessarily mean the cystic acne. I just mean the “I don’t know how to be in my own skin” phase.
SJ: I never had that. I think that’s because I was an actor, and you have to be comfortable in your body.
GLAMOUR: I read your piece [about body image and Hollywood] on The Huffington Post recently. Tell me what inspired you to write it.
SJ: I was training for Iron Man 2, which was a lot of work, full-on. I wanted to do a lot of my stunts and to be believable as this superspy, so I started getting fit and eating well and feeling really good. But then there was this rumor mill cranking out stories that I had lost 14 pounds—I could never lose 14 pounds—and was on some miracle diet. I just thought it was ridiculous. I was working my ass off, but I was doing it on my own terms and certainly through no miracle diet. I don’t want to get caught up in that s—t…. I hate seeing these ridiculous articles where [tabloids] guess someone’s weight. But they approach it as fact! I’m sick of it as a woman—not just as a person on the other side of it. As a reader. I got fed up.
GLAMOUR: How do you keep sane about the whole weight thing?
SJ: I want to look good, obviously. I don’t want to look at the screen and go, Oh, my skin looks terrible, or, I look exhausted. That’s why I take care of myself when I work…. But I don’t feel the obligation to be a specific weight. I don’t feel like I have to fit into a body that’s not my body. I have the body I have and I try to maintain it.
GLAMOUR: A lot of actors aren’t able to [have that attitude].
SJ: If you open up a magazine and there’s a photograph of you with a giant red circle around your thigh, like, look at this cellulite, any person—I don’t care what you do—would be mortified. It’s no wonder people get crazy about it.
Scarlett‘s Glamour interview continues HERE and pretty much covers the same sort of material. I always find her more interesting to look at than to listen to … and I deffo find her husband Ryan Reynolds much more interesting to look at than her so … yeah. After the jump, check out some of the photos from Scarlett and Pete‘s photospread … More »