“I’m not a provocative person,” the ‘Avengers’ star said.
Scarlett Johansson is one of the most beautiful women in the world.
But she’s still human and has her natural insecurities like everyone else, especially when filmed in the buff.
Johansson spoke to reporters last month in New York for her new movie “Under the Skin,” where she plays an attractive alien luring men to her house to harvest them. One of his tricks in the film is his sexuality and showing all his “skin”.
About filming these n-d-ed scenes, she told reporters, “You look at n-d-ed and you assume it’s going to be a screenshot for someone.”
She continued, “You kind of have to weigh the value of the risk you’re taking, is it free? Is it a vanity project, or is it an important part of this character’s journey of self-discovery… I’m not a provocative person. It’s not like I live to be photographed in the buff or anything like that.”
And not being provocative led to some trepidation when asked to undress.
“It really made me realize when I was doing it, all the kinds of judgments and all these things that we put on ourselves,” she said. “How embarrassed you can be about your appearance, your own vanity… It was really difficult but it was interesting like, ‘I’m really embarrassed by this or I’m clinging to this idea that I should look like this’ … We all have it. I guess as women we have it more, I don’t know.”
Johansson, who got engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac last year, was also asked about chivalry and her response was that of a woman clearly in love.
“You ask if chivalry is lost. No, not in my experience,” she said. “I don’t know any other way.”