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Scarlett Johansson Describes Hitting Rock Bottom in a Past Romantic Relationship: He Was 'Forever Unavailable'

Scarlett Johansson Describes Hitting Rock Bottom in a Past Romantic Relationship: He Was 'Forever Unavailable'

Scarlett Johansson shows off her assets on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine’s May 2016 issue, on newsstands April 12.

Here’s what the 31-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On hitting rock bottom in a past relationship: “Long, long ago, I had someone in my life who was forever unavailable…but, like, so attractively unavailable. You have to get to your breaking point… rock bottom is the moment when you’re like, ‘I’ve lost myself. Why am I standing outside this bar at 1:30 in the morning texting while my friends are inside? Or taking a taxi to see him at some ungodly hour? This isn’t me.’ That is the moment you’ve gotta cut it off. Otherwise, it will keep coming back, suck your blood.”

On her situation with regards to pay equality: “There’s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole… I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage… I think every woman has [been underpaid], but unless I’m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It’s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.”

On Planned Parenthood: “There are countries at war, there’s terrorism, global warming, and we’re like, ‘We should definitely cut the budget for Planned Parenthood. Let’s take away the availability of women’s health initiatives!’… It’s nuts. We’re talking about preventing cervical and breast cancers. Growing up, I used [PP's] services. All my girlfriends did—not just for birth control but for Pap smears and breast exams. You read about the rise of back-alley abortions, women having to mutilate themselves and teenagers having to seek help in unsafe conditions, and for what?! We’re moving backward when we’re supposed to be moving forward.”

FYI: Scarlett is wearing a Christian Siriano dress on the cover.

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Credit: James White/Cosmopolitan
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  • Rex

    Intelligent and beautiful. The perfect combination.

  • Roscoe

    It’s awfully convenient for a woman who made it out of the womb alive to advocate the murders of the unborn. All those that proclaim to be comfortable with being terminated before their birth should prove it by dying now.

    To the point about unsafe conditions, why not advocate for those pregnant to choose to bring the baby to term for adoption? What does this all or nothing approach really serve? Instead of being disingenuous, address the fact that many women use abortion as a form of birth control by speaking out against it rather than pretending it doesn’t happen.

  • Visitor

    Idiot alert!

  • Roscoe

    Find a cliff.

  • Visitor

    You first. If you jump, I promise I’ll be right behind you. And the best part for you–you’ll meet Jesus.

  • Roscoe

    I dare you to try to refute any of my points. The fact is that you can’t. How so very weak you are.

  • Sabrina

    Well, actually, you fool, I’d be glad if I had never been born because then I wouldn’t have to be scared of dying now and I wouldn’t care about not having been born!

  • Camila C.S. Oliveira

    I don’t know what these people have againt babies. It’s sick. They’ll not eat meat because it’s cruel but it’s totally okay to murder another human being in the womb. Go figure.

  • Visitor

    You didn’t state any FACTS. You rambled, due to, I am guessing, religion, about women killing babies. Babies are naturally aborted every day (miscarriages, for example). Babies die due to sudden infant death syndrome. They die in accidents. There a thousands of unwanted, un-cared for, neglected children in the world. Do you pay attention to them? Will you adopt them?

  • logik69

    And Planned Parenthood doesn’t offer help on that adoption option, think they do so why cut their funding.

    Sorry Roscoe this world is full of unwanted babies and “God” chooses to let millions of children in underdeveloped countries die of famine and disease every year. Less babies would be better for mother earth at this point. Less unwanted babies. Wanted babies preferred Wanted babies that people can provide for.

    Or how many kids are you prepared to adopt Roscoe? Can we send you 50, 1000, 10,000? Yeah did not think so.

    And sorry there is separation of church and state in government thank god so for the people who wish to chose birth control at all -hey the Catholic church said all contraception is wrong so hey might as well ignore their ancient and out of step with the realities of the current world view and risk the sin, God will forgive right, and those that wish to choose abortion it is none of your business.

    Scarlet Johanson sounds like a smart woman to me.

  • logik69

    Funny how “God” gave some animal species an ability to hold off on offspring when the conditions for survival are not right. yet he did not hardwire that into humans too.

  • Roscoe

    It is an unproven myth that we the people are harming the earth. If you are saying that if one of us pours antifreeze in the river, all of us should die, I strongly disagree. However, the majority of the pollution that is harming earth is the result of governments allowing corporations to pollute by producing tons and tons of stuff that we don’t need and wouldn’t buy without it’s advertisement and production. Corrupt governments are killing the earth and then blaming us for it.

    Give me funding for an orphanage and qualified people to help me run the place. I will take as many kids I can handle if it saves them from death. Of course one person can’t do it alone, but if 50 storks came by my doorstep tomorrow, I would have to figure it out.

    You continue to mention god and religion like the stance of wanting babies to live is one that only a religious zealot could want. Unless you are commenting from jail, the principles that give you the wherewithal to remain free from incarceration are found in a religious book. I’m not a Christian scholar, but I believe you could agree with most, if not all, moral stances in the Bible and still not identify as a Christian.

    Killing babies is everyone’s business because they can’t defend themselves. It goes without saying what kind of person you would be if you witnessed a child being abused and turned away. God or no, here on earth and not in the sky, most of us are guilty.

  • Roscoe

    I read a story about someone “dying” and saying it was just a “nothing.” Where does your consciousness go when you sleep if you are not dreaming? Who knows, but I believe, at the moment, that the lack of experience before birth and during sleep would occur upon death. I may be a fool, but you do yourself no favors by dwelling on the inevitable. Live a fulfilling life with your friends and family and then go when it’s time.