Scarlett Johansson is doing her part to promote Captain America: Civil War, which is a movie I care nothing about. Still, it’s why she covers the new issue of Cosmopolitan and I’m glad she can talk about stuff that’s important, like Planned Parenthood and Politics- which is more than I can say for some actors on the cover of certain OTHER style magazines (cough, Kate Hudson, cough). In the early excerpts from ScarlettÃ¢â¬â¢s Cosmo interview, she talks Planned Parenthood, equal pay and what itÃ¢â¬â¢s like to date (drumroll….) an emotional vampire.
On cutting the budget for Planned Parenthood: Ã¢â¬ÅThere are countries at war, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s terrorism, global warming, and weÃ¢â¬â¢re like, Ã¢â¬ËWe should definitely cut the budget for Planned Parenthood. LetÃ¢â¬â¢s take away the availability of womenÃ¢â¬â¢s health initiatives!Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â¦ ItÃ¢â¬â¢s nuts. WeÃ¢â¬â¢re talking about preventing cervical and breast cancers. Growing up, I used [PPÃ¢â¬â¢s] services. All my girlfriends didÃ¢â¬ânot 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?! WeÃ¢â¬â¢re moving backward when weÃ¢â¬â¢re supposed to be moving forward.Ã¢â¬Â
On equal pay: Ã¢â¬ÅThereÃ¢â¬â¢s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater wholeÃ¢â¬Â¦ I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and IÃ¢â¬â¢m proud to be an actress whoÃ¢â¬â¢s making as much as many of my male peers at this stageÃ¢â¬Â¦ I think every woman has [been underpaid], but unless IÃ¢â¬â¢m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.Ã¢â¬Â
On hitting rock bottom: Ã¢â¬ÅLong, long ago, I had someone in my life who was forever unavailableÃ¢â¬Â¦but, like, so attractively unavailable. You have to get to your breaking pointÃ¢â¬Â¦ rock bottom is the moment when youÃ¢â¬â¢re like, Ã¢â¬ËIÃ¢â¬â¢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 isnÃ¢â¬â¢t me.Ã¢â¬â¢ That is the moment youÃ¢â¬â¢ve gotta cut it off. Otherwise, it will keep coming back, suck your blood.Ã¢â¬Â
Hear hear on PP, despite the rest of the country not giving a F about women. But I’m also SO interested in who the “forever unavailable” dude was that she’s referring to. I don’t think it’s Ryan Reynolds. My first thought is Sean Penn, but it could also be Josh Hartnett (remember him?) or I can totally see Jared Leto summoning ScarJo in a cab late at night.
Who do YOU think she’s talking about?