“Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Guarding Her Pregnancy: Avoiding Scrutiny was a Priority”

During a recent interview, Johansson expressed her desire to form her own opinions about the changes in her body without being influenced by external comments, whether they were positive or negative.

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Scarlett Johansson has discussed her reasons for keeping her pregnancies private. The actress, who shares daughter Rose Dorothy with ex-husband Romain Dauriac and welcomed son Cosmo with husband Colin Jost in August, spoke to Vanity Fair about how becoming a mother was an “outset” or a “reset” for her. She explained that having children is the biggest life-changing experience and after having her daughter, it took her a while to feel like she was starting anew. Johansson also shared that she struggled to create a work-life balance and felt like she was always trying to keep up.

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Scarlett Johansson shared that it wasn’t until her daughter became more independent at around two years old that she rediscovered herself and what was important to her in life and career. She wanted to make intentional choices and not feel like life was just happening to her. Johansson also explained why she was protective during her pregnancies, as she didn’t want to be scrutinized in the public eye and wanted to have her own feelings about her changing body without other people’s opinions. She talked about how pregnant women often have other people’s hopes, judgments, and desires put on them, and even faced criticism from other women close to her. Despite progress in the women’s empowerment movement, Johansson believes that there is still too much judgment and scrutiny placed on pregnant women.

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