Scarlett Johansson Talks Politics In Harper’s Bazaar UK: “Hillary Clinton Would Make A Wonderful President!”
If Scarlett Johansson ever gets sick of Hollywood, she just might relocate to Washington, D.C.
The 28-year-old actress, who sparkles in a bright red silk Dolce & Gabbana red dress with matching lips on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK‘s October 2013 edition, confessed that one day she might be inspired to run for office. “Do I imagine myself having a full-on political career? That seems like a stretch,” she scoffed. “But who knows? I don’t limit the possibilities. If I have more time, I may be able to lend a bigger voice to politics. I never close the door on those kinds of things. I come from a politically active family. To be an active member of the community, to be a responsible citizen and to engage politically have always been part of my awareness and part of my life. More than anything else, I believe that if everyone exercised the right to vote, the right choice would be made by the nation as a whole.”
Until Scarlett storms Hollywood, the Avengers star would love to see another woman in the White House. “I think Hillary Clinton would make a wonderful president. I think we could only benefit from having someone in office who has been a mother,” Johansson says of Clinton possibly running for the role in the 2016 elections. “Women have a different perspective and appreciation of humanity because of that maternal instinct…[Clinton] can only be a step forward.”
These days Johansson, who just got engaged to her boyfriend, French journalist Romain Dauriac, enjoys keeping a low profile, something that would not be possible with a political career. “Luckily, I’m relatively uninteresting,” Scarlett says of staying out of the spotlight. “I’ve always tried, as much as possible, to keep the prying eye at arm’s length, which doesn’t always work in my favor—but I think if you establish that early on, you remain relatively unscathed.”
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