Scarlett Johansson Was Just Named The “Sexiest Woman Alive” By Esquire Again
“Well, you know… I am a movie star,” ScarJo says nonchalantly explaining the accolade. “Whatta you gonna do? You know, I gotta hustle. I’m a twenty-eight-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work—theater, producing, this thing with Esquire. Sounds pretty bloodless, I guess.”
Scarlett, who first won the title in 2006, is looking forward to a much-needed period of rest. “I’m exhausted and this is my last day in the world,” she says. “Then I’m taking a month-long vacation. But I’m not going anywhere, which just makes it more of a staycation. There’s luxury in being near home. When you spend a lot of time, like I do, just standing around and waiting, or being moved from place to place, every minute gets consumed by something someone else has set up for you. And it’s not like I’m always in a beautiful place wearing something gorgeous. I’ve stood around bogs wearing half a million dollars’ worth of jewelry, up to my knees in the rot, thinking how much more or less the place smelled like a sewer than it did the day before. And that is not what you’d call a problem exactly; it just wears you out. What I want to do right now is sleep late, read the paper. I’ve come to see that there’s something pretty great about having two hours to read.”
During her mini vacation, ScarJo will spend time with her new fiance Romain Duraic. “I didn’t think I was a jealous person until I started dating my current, my one-and-only,” says the star, who divorced actor Ryan Reynolds in 2011. “I think maybe in the past I didn’t have the same kind of investment. Not that I liked my partner less. I just wasn’t capable of it or caring that much.”
Go behind-the-scenes of her photo shoot with Esquire below and be sure to pick up the November issue on newsstands October 15.