Scarlett Johansson sat down with Harper's Bazaar to chat about her upcoming movie He's Just Not That Into You. She plays a character who can't get the guy, but in real life, she's happily married to Ryan Reynolds. They love to keep their personal lives private, but Scarlett opened up a little about his proposal, her new life as a wife, and her other main man, Barack Obama. Here's more:
- On having things her way: "You have to protect some things, even if it's a silly detail like who designed your dress," she demurs. "It was private, which is what I really wanted. I've never been the girl who thought of the big dress, the big ceremony. I'm more low-key than that. Most people want photographers at their wedding, and for us it was how do we leave them out?"
- On adjusting to married life:"I feel like everything is really normal, it's calm and natural, like the way it should be," she says. "I have no perspective on it because it's been such a short time. I would never try to profess some knowledge that I discovered. I'm happy and it feels very regular, which is good."
- On Ryan's proposal: "I wasn't surprised that it was happening, but anyone being presented with a beautiful diamond ring, as a girl, you just squeal with delight. You say you can't believe it, but of course you really can. I think all proposals are romantic. It was very down-to-earth and genuine. There was no crazy skywriting or anything like that, just nice words, and it was very sweet."
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- On Ryan's running the marathon: "I went to some random spot and saw everybody going past," she says of the lengthy race. "It was really incredible. I'm a horrible runner; I can barely put one foot in front of the other. I saw that J.Lo did a triathlon and I'm like, Damn, girl, you just had twins! It's amazing. I'm so not a sporty spice; I'm a stay-at-home-and-veg spice."
- On being thrilled with Obama's victory: "I'm absolutely over the moon," she says of his victory, with the broadest of smiles. "If I'm invited to the inaugural party, I'll be there in a giant gown with the Obama family silk-screened on it."
- On her dream role: "Every actor wants to work on a Western," she says simply. Would she want to be an Annie Oakley type? "I would run a brothel, like a madam or something. I'm working with what I've got. It's only so long that people are going to want to see me in a corset," she says with a laugh. "So I might as well do it now."