Scarlett Johansson Talks Avengers Success in WSJ Magazine
Posted on April 12, 2014
Scarlett Johansson covers the April 2014 issue of WSJ magazine. She wears an Alexander Wang shirt and boxer all-in-one on the cover, which was photographed by Alasdair McLellan. In the interview, Scarlett talks about balancing work and family, the Hollywood double standard and the huge success of The Avengers. The new Captain America film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where Scarlett returns as Natasha Romanoff, has also been a huge success with a $96 million opening weekend.
On Having it All: "It seems so 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 own, develop things, do theater. I want to be able to have it all....Selfishly."
On the Hollywood Double Standard: "I know that with that there will be some sacrifices. I know that's the struggle with working mothers and successful careers. It happens. With [male actors] it just doesn't happen that way. You can be every woman's fantasy, and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever."
On the Success of The Avengers: "I don't think anybody could have predicted how successful it would be. It was bananas. Totally bananas."