Scarlett Johansson is a married woman, but she has been keeping it a secret.
The 30-year-old actress married her French journalist beau Romain Dauriac, 32, on Oct. 1 in a private ceremony in Philipsburg, Mont., a clerk at Granite County confirms to ET.
The nuptials came roughly one month after Johansson gave birth to their daughter Rose on Sept. 4.
A second wedding band was seen on Johansson at the 2nd annual Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Benefit in New York City on Nov. 19 fueling rumors that she in fact was already married.
The couple has been together since 2012, and they were engaged in August 2013. There was speculation in August this year that she would marry before the baby was born.
The Avengers actress told Parade at the beginning of the year that she did not want to “rush that part of her life.”
This has been a big year for the actress as she not only had a baby and got married, but she’s had a successful career year as well with her starring roles in box office hits Lucy and Captain America.
Congrats to the newlyweds!
She may be an A-list celebrity well-versed in the art of getting ready for big events, but Scarlett Johansson looks forward to pampering and preparing herself for winter’s string of parties just as much as the rest of us.
“There’s kind of a therapy to it – get in the shower, shave your legs, put on your lotion and so on. I hate to rush. Luckily my partner [French journalist Romain Dauriac] is really into getting ready also, so he’s good at giving me time. I’ll lock myself away to get ready and he knows to give me my 45 minutes,” Johansson told us. “I like to listen to music and I have a really nice dressing area, with a vanity and everything. For work it’s a different thing as you’ve got whole hair and make-up teams there, but by myself the whole process can be quite relaxing.”
We’re talking to Johansson on the phone in New York, where she’s celebrating her thirtieth birthday with friends this weekend. According to the actress, the plan is to “drink a bunch of champagne, eat a cupcake, dance and pass out by 11pm,” though, as a new mother to two-month-old Rose, she says her goal is “keeping my eyes open until 1am”. Christmas itself will be an altogether more relaxed affair, spent with her family “in pyjamas all day” playing games and eating Christmas dinner together followed by a lunch the following day. Holiday parties she plans to attend range from friends’ ugly sweater parties to more formal affairs hosted by what Johansson sweetly describes as “work colleagues” but the rest of us might refer to as “Hollywood stars”. Refreshingly though, she has a very practical attitude as to what to wear – albeit with a little more Dolce & Gabbana on tap than the rest of us thanks to her role as an ambassador for the fragrance and make-up lines.
“It’s so freezing in New York that I usually wear trousers for formal parties, though this year I want to wear more dresses with tights. I’m going to make some serious investments at Wolford. I don’t know why New Yorkers don’t wear tights as much as British people, I guess it’s a cultural thing? But why wouldn’t you when it’s so cold?” she mused. “Then a red lipstick always makes me feel good. Dolce & Gabbana’s holiday make-up collection is just the kind of make-up I’d wear for Christmas – it’s very glamorous and festive. And I wear But the Classic Cream Lipstick in Devil is my favourite, it’s the perfect red – not too blue and not too orange. I wore it in my first campaign for Dolce & Gabbana but it’s still the one I wear most. Dolce’s reds are all great, I think that’s Pat’s influence.”
The “Pat” she casually refers to is of course Pat McGrath, make-up artist extraordinaire and creative design director of Procter & Gamble Beauty, which licences Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance portfolio and make-up.
“Pat is great at very bold looks – she’s taught me that you don’t have to do an eye or a lip exclusively, if you wear both together in the right way then it doesn’t have to be too much. It’s one thing if you apply it all really heavy-handedly, but if your skin looks really fresh then why not?” she said. “I’m so fortunate to work with such amazing people. They teach you these clever techniques but when you go to try it out yourself it never looks quite the same! I love make-up though, I have done since I was a little girl. My mom had this beautiful make-up collection and I’d sit and watch her get ready. I do enjoy it. Unlike hair, which I’m useless at.”
Something tells us that she is better at it than she lets on, but Johansson does seem to have a refreshingly laid-back and dare we say normal approach to how she looks for someone constantly in the spotlight, and lacks the barrier that some of her fellow celebrities have against revealing any information which could make them appear less than perfect.
“I’ve always liked a glamorous look for both clothes and make-up but in everyday life I’m much less va va voom and much more androgynous. More functional. I see girls who have that whole rockabilly thing going on with the hair and the make-up and I really admire that, but wow it’s like a full-time job,” she confided. “I don’t wear full foundation on my days off either. I can have problematic skin – I have to wear so much make-up for work, so it gets tired. My worst habit is probably looking at my skin too closely in a magnifying mirror – I’m awful, I can turn something really small into a massive lesion, I just can’t stop picking at it. The thing I try to do is to cleanse religiously – I generally use Cetaphil or something else really gentle and non-comodegenic. For moisturiser I really like Shu Uemura or Shiseido.”
Just hours after our conversation ends, Johansson is back on the red carpet in New York, hosting a Hurricane Sandy benefit with her brother Hunter. She wears a slim band alongside her enormous Art Deco engagement ring, sparking rumours that she and Dauriac have married in secret. The news makes headlines all over the world. She herself may have a relaxed approach to how she appears, but we’re all just as fascinated as ever.
New York-based indie film awards announce lineup of host and presenters
Uma Thurman will host the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City, the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Tuesday.
The organization also announced that presenters at the event will include Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Catherine Keener and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Other presenters will include Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Will Arnett, Heather Graham, Amy Schumer and Miles Teller.
The show will take place on Monday, Dec. 1 at Cipriani Wall Street, with seven competitive awards being presented to independent films and tributes taking place to actor Tilda Swinton, director Bennett Miller and Netfix’s Ted Sarandos.
Artists expected to attend include Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, J.C. Chandor, Jon Hamm and Oscar Isaac. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” led all films in nominations with four, followed by “Birdman,” “Dear White People,” “Nightcrawler” and “Under the Skin” with two.
The Gotham Awards are one of the two major honors given to independent film, taking place in New York City early in awards season. The other, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, take place late in the season, the day before the Oscars.
The Spirit Awards will announce nominations on Tuesday.
The Gotham Awards show will be life-streamed at www.ifp.org.
Scarlett Johansson, you may have heard, recently gave birth to a baby girl, Rose. But, upon seeing the actress — who turns 30 today — in person, we noticed one life change that took immediate precedent (yes, even over childbirth).
“I think I just got tired of wearing a ponytail all the time,” she says, smoothing back the freshly-buzzed sides of the haircut she debuted over the summer. “I [was] always stuffing it under a wig, so I just cut it off. Everybody kept saying, ‘Don’t cut your hair! You might hate it!’ But, then I thought, Why am I letting other people tell me what to do? ”
The low-maintenance style is perfect for the new mother. “I can just wash and go,” she says.
It turns out, this no-fuss philosophy applies to all things beauty in the actress’ life. “I’ve never had a crazy routine,” she says. And, after giving birth, she’s realized just how precious free time is. “I’m on somebody else’s schedule,” she says. But, she’s quick to add: “It’s hard for…any parent with a new kid. Your brain is totally preoccupied. But, I’m very fortunate to have a job where I can take time off, and I can have my baby at work and people are more understanding. A lot of people don’t have that luxury.”
That makes those rare moments she does spend on herself even more crucial. “If I have a few minutes to transition from day to a holiday party, I’d probably use red lipstick,” she says, pointing to Dolce & Gabbana’s Lipstick in Real Red. (She’s currently a face of the brand.) “Then, maybe a couple lashings of mascara, and if I had the time, a little [cat-eye] flick. But, that would be it.”
She seems to put much more thought into her fragrances, alternating them based on roles she plays. For example, for her turn as Maggie in Broadway’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, “I wore a lot of old Southern fragrances, like magnolia and gardenia. I found this old company in New Orleans that does Victorian scents, and I wore them, and it actually makes a difference.”
For her, scent goes beyond embodying a character — which is refreshing to hear from someone who’s been endorsing luxury perfumes for a few years. “Fragrances are of a certain time,” she says. “Recently, my partner [Romain Dauriac] bought a bunch of fragrances his dad used to wear, like [Yves Saint Laurent] Jazz, and it’s crazy because they smell like a different era.”
And now, as a whirlwind year in the life of Scarlett Johansson comes to an end — an engagement, a baby, three major film roles, and many more projects in the pipeline — she may be entering a different era of her own, especially considering she’s reached a birthday milestone today. “My work has been sort of far-reaching in these past couple of years,” she says. “As an actor, I’ve learned to be more flexible…to take greater risks. I’ve learned that if you don’t take a risk with the choices you make, even in one particular scene, you never know what you could gain.”
She says, after a pause: “So, maybe I’m more accepting of failure. I would never know if I didn’t take the chance.”
All of this may sound like solid New Year’s-resolution material, but the actress says she doesn’t believe in such things. For the rest of us, there’s a great deal of inspiration to take from Scarlett, who’s clearly in charge of her career, her personal life, and even her own damn hair — all without the hint of a fumble. Yes, change can be a beautiful thing.
She stepped away from her seat on “The View,” but Barbara Walters isn’t ready to give up her annual special reflecting on the year passed.
On Tuesday (October 21), the retired television personality revealed that she is set to host her “10 Most Fascinating People” special this year and unveiled a few of the featured names on her list.
“I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of ‘10 Most Fascinating People’,” Walters explained. “I know we said last year was our last, but there are just too many fascinating people out there… and you never pass up the opportunity to interview Oprah, Neil, Chelsea, or Scarlett.”
For 2014, Walters will feature Scarlett Johansson, Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah Winfey and Chelsea Clinton. The remaining list members will be announced soon.
Barbara started the show in 1993 and last year featured big names like Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus and Hilary Clinton.
As for her life post-retirement, Walters told ABC News that she is ready to enjoy her down time. “I have always had a schedule. I’ve always had deadlines. I’ve always had things to do. It will be nice to get up and say, ‘What do I have to do today? Nothing!'”
Scarlett is on the cover of the new WSJ magazine for April 2014, There are some great shoots as well as her talking on Motherhood.
IN THE SNOW, New York City becomes a fantasy version of itself. A blanket of winter weather slows this frantic city down, hushes the hurly-burly, covers it in a quiet beauty that turns a mundane walk into a romantic stroll. Snowy New York is the New York you dreamed of: old-fashioned, elegant, irresistible. Until a city bus plows by at 40 mph and sprays you with muddy, brown slush.
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I am going to meet Scarlett Johansson for lunch, and the midday snowfall somehow feels appropriate. By now it’s a thoroughly accepted premise that Johansson is herself a romantic throwback, a bit of an old-fashioned fantasy—a smoky-voiced reminder of a lush, more glamorous show-business era. I believe this makes me the 100,000th person to describe Johansson as “smoky-voiced,” for which I should have my computer keyboard stripped and tossed into the Hudson. But the cliché is true. So is the throwback part. Johansson’s choice of a meeting location today is not a sleek, modern aerie with angular furniture and Euro-disco, but the Carlyle Hotel, off Madison Avenue, a low-lit classic merrily frozen in time.
From big-budget blockbusters to acclaimed independent films, Scarlett Johansson’s path to success has been anything but obvious. Jason Gay spoke with Johannson for this month’s WSJ. Magazine cover story, and joins the News Hub to discuss what’s next for the actress. Photo: Alasdair McLellan for WSJ. Magazine.
In the snow, I am 20 minutes late. She is 25 minutes late. This is OK. It doesn’t feel like a day to rush. When she arrives, she’s dressed in a black goose-down coat, a thick striped sweater and black wool pants, and she is wearing a pair of tortoiseshell eyeglasses that would comfortably fit on the nose of a prep-school English teacher. There is quick chatter about the weather and the craziness and the way the taxis and buses were swerving all over the road. And of course how this city looks perfect through it all. “A lot of people have that thing in New York where they need to get out—they’re like, ‘Oh you have to get out in order to love it,’ ” Johansson says. “I never had that.”
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As Scarlett Johansson’s latest flick “Her” continues to gain Oscar-buzz, the blonde bombshell reveals there is one “person” that’s not a big fan.
During her interview with Parade magazine, the 29-year-old actress chats Siri’s distaste of Scarlett’s voice in the film and shares details about her upcoming wedding plans.
Highlights from Miss Johansson’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Parade!
“It’s great when people like the work that you do. The experience making this film was such a different challenge for me because I came in during the post-production process. The work that I did with Spike and Joaquin was such an intimate, heightened kind of experience. It was just a totally different way of working. I wasn’t a part of the months of prep and all that stuff, so I didn’t know what the film really looked like. When I saw it all put together, the fact that it was cohesive and quite poignant, I felt really moved by it, that the relationship works, and that people respond to it—that was a gift more than any rewards or praise. The fact that the audience is responding to the relationship, that they get it, that’s cool. It’s heart-lifting, it’s heart wrenching, it’s a real study of a full relationship that is life-changing and grows. I think everybody can kind of watch it and think, ‘oh, I’ve had that conversation, that’s the worst feeling’ or ‘that’s so embarrassing’ or ‘I loved that moment.’ But then when it’s with a computer, it’s a whole other added thing.”
On lending her voice for the film:
“More than anything, the difficult part was that I never thought about her being this operating system. And of course she feels different, she has a different sensibility, things have a different type of meaning to her. The depth of her relationship, how you can love somebody, or how that can exist is different for her. She says that to Theodore, she says to him, ‘I can love you this way and you might not be able to love me this way because we’re different.’ So it was hard to wrap your head around what that meant because it kind of transcends what you know. It has an otherworldly sentiment. The way that she thinks and how she evolves kind of transcends time and space and expands. And that was kind of hard to imagine, but of course the core of Samantha is her enthusiasm at that expansion and that enthusiasm for everything. She’s excited about herself, her ability, and that she’s separate. She’s her own being. Once she realizes these feelings are separate from feelings that are programmed, that she can have her own feelings, she discovers that independence, she’s unstoppable. So that’s what I mostly focused on. The ‘how can she see him? She doesn’t have eyes?’ That kind of stuff. People can go in a tailspin about that.”
On Siri’s jealousy towards Samantha:
“The other day Marcel [Pariseau, her rep] emailed me something ‘Siri doesn’t like Samantha’ or ‘Siri doesn’t like the movie’ or something, which is funny. I was like, ‘who programs it to be so topical?’ I thought about that. Did someone have to write that, how does that work? I don’t know. Do they have to come up with a strategy for how to answer that? Who’s the personality? I know the voice of the woman came out recently, but who’s the decision maker as to what kind of sass or whatever that Siri’s going to give you? I usually ask her things like, ‘do I look ok in this?’ She always responds, ‘you’re the fairest of them all,’ and I’m like, ‘I love you, Siri!’”
“Well it is a Super Bowl commercial, so it’s flashy and the product is fun. Of course it’s bubbly, so they wanted to kind of get that across. I’ve never done a Super Bowl commercial before and it’s a huge production. I think the idea is that it’s supposed to feel like a big, eye-catching moment. You want to make sure that people understand the environmental benefits, health benefits, lifestyle benefits in a 30 second spot. It’s a lot of information, plus the eye-catching part to capture.”
On her wedding:
“I’m busy planning ‘Avengers 2’ right now! That’s my main focus. I’ve never been a big planning kind of person. I’d never share it with anybody, but I think more than anything I feel really fortunate to have had this amazing year professionally. And I think when all that smoke settles I’ll be able to … I don’t feel like I need to rush that part of my life. I can let that happen organically. Right now it feels like a time to enjoy and be relaxed and that’s what works for us.”
Jon Martello is the quintessential modern-day lothario. He and his friends objectify women, rate them on a scale of one to ten and cruise clubs for chicks that they can bed and discard. Jon, in particular, is exceptionally good at wooing the ladies with his muscles, slick-backed hair and cocky charms. His life, as he tells us in voiceover, is all about his friends, the gym, his ride (a Camaro muscle car), his family, church (no, really), girls and pornography. Lots and lots of pornography. Jon is an inveterate and compulsive porn addict, so much so that it prevents him from having a substantial relationship with any female. Jon Martello, in case you missed it, is a total guido from New Jersey, complete with “Jersey Shore “accent.
Jon’s life is all about routine, as writer/director/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows us repeatedly like a comedic mantra clipped at a quick rate. Jon screams at retarded Sunday drivers behind the wheel, sweats it out at the gym, bangs all kinds of broads, goes home for family dinner every Sunday and then goes to church to confess his myriad transgressions over and over again. And, just like the bong of an iMac rebooting like a buzzer, he watches endless amounts of porn. But Jon’s life of pulling countless broads is quickly upended when he meets the ultimate “dime” (a ten), Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson), a princess guidette with a body built for sin, but the morals of a saint (at least by today’s standards).
Scarlett Johansson has described her first marriage as “incredibly romantic”, but insisted she currently has no plans to tie the knot for the second time. Speaking to the latest issue of ELLE UK (out January 2) the star – currently promoting ‘Hitchcock’ – said that she liked being married to Ryan Reynolds, at the time.
She said: “I got married when I was young and it was incredibly romantic and I liked being married, actually. But it is different. It’s hard to put into words.
“To me, being in a functioning relationship doesn’t mean you have to be married. I never think about marriage. Is that weird? The only time I ever think about it is when people ask me. ‘Would I get married again?’ It’s really not important to me.
“It has no relevance to me right now. I’m not having kids any time soon, I’m in a nice relationship, I’m working a lot and, like I said, it’s not important to me.”
The actress has this year also suffered a leak of personal intimate photos, intended for Reynolds. The hacker responsible has since been jailed.
“It was a crazy time. I had some problems in my family and publicly, my relationship – all that stuff. It was like ‘Oh man what next?’,” she said. “But life has ebbs and flows, don’t you think? Things are more manageable now, but I’m sure something will crumble.”
Here’s hoping life stays crumble-free!
With every new cover, comes a photoshoot. I added the first 2 pics of the shoot Scarlett did for Elle, shot by Rankin.
Ever since her breakthrough performance in Sophia Coppola’s Lost In Translation, Scarlett Johansson has become known for exuding old school glamour on the red carpet. So it came as no surprise to see the petite actress play one of the most legendary icy blondes to ever work with Alfred Hitchcock in a film biopic of his life. Ahead of the movie’s release, Scarlett showed just why she was selected for the role of Janet Leigh in a series of smouldering photos captured by acclaimed photographer Rankin. As the February 2013 cover star of UK Elle magazine, the 28-year old’s retro curves were given a modern makeover using a fresh colour palette of next season’s designer offerings.
We’re starting 2013 off right with a superstar on our cover: Scarlett Johansson.
The BAFTA Award-winning actress graces the February 2013 cover in a white dress by Victoria Beckham, along with white leather peep-toe booties by Manolo Blahnik for Beckham.
Rankin also photographed the Avengers star in new-season designs from Jonathan Saunders, Tom Ford and Burberry Prorsum.
In the accompanying interview, Johansson talks about her bombshell status, marriage and her perfect New York night. Read the rest when the issue hits newsstands on Wednesday 2 January.
source: ELLE UK
Scarlett, who plays actress Janet Leigh in the film, says that she didn’t mind stripping down and getting all wet to film the iconic scene — but she did have trouble getting Hopkins’ portrayal of cannibalistic Silence Of The Lambs serial killer Hannibal Lecter out of her head — something that actually helped her nail the scene.
“Hmm, how did I prepare? Well, I just prepared myself to get very, very wet,” she tells V Magazine. “We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day, and everybody was feeling very nervous because it involved water and nobody wants the actor to get wet. They were concerned with modesty and all these things — but I don’t care about any of that stuff and Janet Leigh never did either.
“You have got to be brave, get into the shower, and face Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock jabbing you in the face with a 12-inch kitchen knife…” she adds. “But that’s what he does! As much as Anthony Hopkins is a pussycat, he’s terrifying. Maybe I watched Silence of the Lambs too many times when I was a kid. Maybe I was having some flashbacks. So I didn’t need too much preparation for the scene.”
Hitchcock, which focuses on the life of the legendary director and the behind-the-scenes happenings while he was filming his 1959 classic Psycho, opens November 23. Check out ScarJo’s full interview in the December issue of V Magazine and at V Magazine.com