Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The Intriguing Life of Scarlett Johansson

"Relationships are complicated. Being married is a living, breathing process. I think I was not fully aware of the peaks and the valleys." Says who? Someone that should know, I reckon, after having many affairs, relationships with peers or older men -Sean Penn included- and was already married and divorced, all that at the age of 27.

Scarlett Johansson, really makes me wonder once more if marriage is an appropriate thing for any busy individual. For an individual that having a family was not his/her biggest dream in life. She said that she was not prepared to do the work it takes, a common problem among people I know; we are not prepared, we have other priorities, but, keen in multi-tasking, we assume that a serious relationship or/and marriage can be one among these tasks. Maybe not...

Scarlett, whose name bears a resemblance to Scarlett O'Hara and Scarlet Carpet for that sake, has already been a girl Lost in Translation and Bill Murray's co-star, when she featured in the jazzy sun-stroke book adaptation The Last Song for Bobby Long (2004) along a different John Travolta -a film I watched recently just to make sure of her true acting skills, that she would not need all the time in her career; remember her as a quasi-robot in Michael Bay's The Island? Quality alone does not build a career, though, so nobody can blame her. She was not anywhere close to a sex symbol, when as a young Birdy Abundas gave a Coen-inspired blow job to Billy Bob Thornton in a car, but it was fairly obvious she was on her way to become one. 

Named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire as early as 2006 and Babe of the Year by GQ on 2010, Johansson with four nominations for the Golden Globe award, a BAFTA and a Tony Award, plus traits  that could have inspired Vermeer for his painting The Girl with The Pearl Earring (which FYI was partially shot on location in Luxembourg with some cool crew) featured in many ad campaigns for brands such as Mango, D & G and Luis Vuitton. She is my personal favourite Woody Allen's muse, even though she backed Obama (the guy tricked us all). And, did I mention her covers on Tom Waits songs and the lovely duet Relator with Pete Yorn?

In her recent talk with Arianna Huffington for the December 2011 issue of Interview Magazine she chatted about her (strange) role as a zookeeper in Cameron Crow's We Bought a Zoo along Matt Damon (!), her work in Somalia for Oxfam and her absent relationship with social media. She would be "a happy lady", she says, if people could know as less as possible about her personal life. Even if she willingly admits that marrying her ex is "the best thing she ever did". Hey, Jo, no need to say that, be brave and don't share the thoughts that girls have when they feel kinda lonely.

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