Scarlett Johannson for Interview Magazine

Posted on November 28, 2011

With her voluptuousness, full lips, and all-around sensuality, Scarlett makes a particularly odd choice to go the androgynous route with the styling.

Scarlett Johannson featured in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Interview magazine photographed by Sølve Sundsbø and styled by Ludivine Poiblanc.

 

It’s actually a pretty great editorial; beautifully shot with great styling. But it almost feels like Tilda Swinton canceled at the last second. We don’t know if she chose this boycut she’s sporting or if it’s something imposed on her by a stylist, but it really doesn’t work for us. And while she was never really all that great as a model, she looks particularly pained in these pictures. In fact, she looks more than a little cranky. There, there, Scarlett. It’ll grow back.


Shorts: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Gloves: Lacrasia.


Dress: Bottega Veneta. Shoes: Jimmy Choo.


Mask: Paul Seville & Steph Aman.


Dress: Yves Saint Laurent. Shoes: Marc Jacobs.


Sweater, shorts, and collar: Louis Vuitton. Shoes: Natacha Marro.


Bodysuit: Dolce & Gabbana. Stay-ups (throughout): Falke. Shoes: Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti.


[Photo Credit: interviewmagazine.com]

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  • Sobaika Mirza

    Breasts aside, Scarlett is pretty thin. Not what I first think of when it comes to androgyny, but at least this editorial is less tired than the Old Hollywood route.

  • Anonymous

    That is not a boycut. That is her hair being swept tightly back with the world’s strongest gel.

    I feel like this would’ve been a great editorial had she been a better model (or less cranky). I can’t imagine Tilda Swinton posing in underwear so freely.

    • Anonymous

      Watch her in Female Peversions, I don’t think Tilda Swinton has issues with nudity or showing skin unless she changed her attitude in the last few years or as she has gotten older. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

        Yeah, Swinton’s pretty naked in Young Adam. There’s also a pretty significant scene in Michael Clayton of her in her underwear, and in Julia, she spends much of her time as a slattern in various states of undress.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s because I’m not that big a fan of Ms. Johansson, but this editorial didn’t really do it for me. I think I hate pictures where they’re just standing up against the wall. The third pic here is my favorite of the bunch. Great lighting, though!

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    Why photochop her into angles? She has such beautiful curves! This had to have been originally intended for some other starlet. Disappointing.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve said this before, but it looks like they photoshopped her head on the one with her covering her breasts with her hands – her head is HUGE in that shot. 

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    She’s lost a bit of weight doing Iron Man 2 and Avengers (and possibly her divorce?) – her figure used be much more soft. She still has curves, but they’re not quite so lush as they used to be.

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      Well, crap. This was supposed to be a reply to Sobaika.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        Disqus is being odd!

        But yes, she used to be more on the bodacious side. It’s probably a result of her action roles like you mentioned, but I figured it was a conscious decision on her part. Must suck to have an entire industry see you as only one thing.

    • Anonymous

      and if you want to know how she lost the weight, check this out:
           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKekcHMiVVg
      sorry i don’t know how to do a direct link.

  • Kate Pearce

    Annie Lennox anyone?

    • Anonymous

      I thought Annie right away, yes. 

  • Anonymous

    In that cover shot, she looks like an escapee from the cast of “Chicago”.  Fosse dance moves are coming next.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Hey Scarlett, how are those Jazz hands coming along?

      • Anonymous

        More “Cabaret” than “Chicago.” Very Emcee. 

  • http://twitter.com/Siedhr Dana

    Is this photoshoot from her audition for Lisbeth Salander?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1069083922 Brady Galan

    It’s more like Madonna circa ’93 Girlie Show canceled.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    And no one as young and glamorously gorgeous as she should be photshopped to within a pixel of her digital life.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    If this were Emma Watson, we’d be getting somewhere.  It’s interesting to play with Scarlett’s image, but this isn’t her look.  (And if that is a boy cut, I hope she’ll be looking into extensions.)

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes one wonders if these magazines have to pay some kind of fee if they dare to show a woman with her mouth closed. Also: meh – uninspired shoot, directly out of a very much outdated “how to do sexy photospreads”-manual resulting in some blandly pretty girl standing somehow somewhere in pseudo-sexy poses with her mouth hanging open. Sigh – I’m almost too bored to type “yaawwnn”

  • Anonymous

    I love the non-traditional bombshell styling. Though it’s not what we’re used to seeing on her, they made it look good and, more importantly, like she can carry it very well. Good move ’cause I was actually getting tired of her blow up doll persona.  

    The photoshop thing is another story. Yes, we’ve been over it a million times, but I just don’t understand the impulse to remove the person’s “folds” and angles.

  • Anonymous

    They photoshopped the shit out of her to get her to look that thin.

  • Anonymous

    photo #5:  we’re calling this a dress?  looks like a sports bra and a body bag to me.  nice pose, though.  i’ve loved me some scarlett since she first hit the scene.  it’s the lips.  love her more with more curves.  photo #3:  perfectly androgynous sexiness.  she looks like a very young boy in a push-up corset, and in my favorite color, too.  and those shoes- be still, my heart.  but again, i say, “we’re calling this a dress?”

  • Anonymous

    She’s a beautiful woman, just not in this photo spread.

  • Rhonda Hanson

    she has the creamiest skin.

    • margaret meyers

      She has the creamiest skin photoshop can provide.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    The cover shot looks like she’s going for “Halle Berry”, rather than “androgyny”. No matter, she looks dull and artificial.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t mind the editorial, even though she appears to have the same expression in all of the picture. I do hope that’s a hair styling trick and not a real hair cut. I like short cuts, but I don’t think a boy cut works on Scarlett.

  • Anonymous

    Scarlett is really pretty.  I think that short cut really makes her features look masculine though, and like her with softer, longer hair.

  • Anonymous

    i’d like to see more of those green and white shoes in photo #3.  went to the jimmy choo site, but didn’t see anything like that.  can anyone find them?

    • Anonymous

      LOL cause the my big takeaway from this editorial was “damn I would like to see what those shoes look like.” The teasing glimpse here has fabulous potential.

  • http://twitter.com/taoofgiao Giao

    She looks a lot like Tavi Gevinson in the sixth picture.

  • Anonymous

    I started looking at the pictures before I read the TLo commentary and I was surprised to find out that these pictures were meant in any way to connote androgyny. If that was the intent for this editorial, it is not coming through at all.  Although, the second to last pic is giving off a bit of a Twiggy vibe.

  • Anonymous

    that particular haircut, or a variation thereof, was once often imposed on the more voluptuous among us in a misguided attempt at some kind of titanic clash of the sexes appearing upon one person– & it doesnt usually work. or, say, it works for the first couple weeks for its low level shock value until people get used to seeing it & realize it doesnt actually look very good. it’s versatile, though, you can put a wig over it, which is probably why they did it when. why they do it now, when it’s all been done & they should know better, is baffling.

  • Anonymous

    I actualy think she looks pretty great her but then I always think she looks pretty great.  I have a crush…. I highly doubt that is a haircut but rather a very tightly pulled back, slicked down and then photoshopped out pony tail.

  • Anonymous

    Balenciaga gym shorts.  Shudder.

  • foodycat

    This is doing nothing to change my view that she is overrated.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!

  • margaret meyers

    Where are we supposed to wear the granny panties?  Where?

  • Christina MacDonnell

    Anyone else think some of these are a bit heavy on the photoshopping?  Love Scarlett (and especially in the blue Louis Vuitton shot), but body parts seem disproportional in some of these.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Weird and unflattering. It’s got an East Berlin circa 1984 vibe going on. Not a great era :-/

  • Anonymous

    In that first pic, Johansson reminds me of princess Stephanie of Monaco back in the day (1980s).

    Yes, she is beautiful; no, she isn’t much of a model.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I’m just going to say it. I simply do not get all of the gushing over Miss Scarlett. She seems like a decent enough human being, but I’ve never seen any evidence of her “great” (mediocre) acting ability. Nor do I understand her huge appeal. She’s pretty, but she’s also physically very awkward. No grace, no poise. 

    All that aside, this isn’t the type of editorial for her. Something softer, more feminine would be better. But, maybe it’s good she’s trying to break out of the glam mold? 

  • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

    I just can’t like her. I’ve watched her in many movies and she never surprises me. I don’t know. I just don’t get the hype.

  • Anonymous

    Once a guy I dated told me I was a “handsome woman”. I was insulted at first until he explained what he meant: that I have strong, unique facial features that aren’t traditionally delicate or ladylike, but are super-sexy (at least to him), and he used ScarJo as an example. I think Scarlett’s remarkably beautiful, but “handsome women” can’t do androgyny like pixie-ish women can.

  • Anonymous

    I agree she looks cranky, but I actually like the idea of not going full lush sexbomb on the styling with her. It allows me to actually look at the gorgeous angle of her face.

    But seriously, this is androgynous styling to you guys?  There seems to be a pretty big emphasis on tetas for this to be androgyny. Short hair on a woman isn’t automatically unfeminine.

  • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

    She’s almost unrecognizable with her mouth closed.

  • Anonymous

    one dull pretty girl. Put her on the list with Biel and Alba – gorgeous(ish)! Dull as tap water. 

  • Anonymous

    Scarlett’s not the girl for this shoot…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why magazines go out of their way to turn her into something she’s not for editorials. Is it so bad to have a voluptuous blonde bomshell movie star in her prime posing for you? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000004583225 Rotislav Ivanoff

    She looks so pissed off because the photoshopped away her gorgeous, voluptuous curves.  She’s on my “I should hate her unreasonably, but I love her unreasonably” list.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    She looks a little like Edie Sedgwick in the second from the bottom, an interesting reference.

  • Anonymous

    That sort of Weimar Republic outfit is KILLING me. In a good way. I think Scarlett may be the only woman I don’t hate the granny panties on.

  • Anonymous

    its a shame how much they photoshopped her body, she’s more sexy in the real pics im sure. 

  • Anonymous

    Girl, this is not your editorial.  I just don’t think this suits her at all.  I do dig the Prince-and-the-NPG mask, though!

  • Anonymous

    Looks fine, but that’s one damn big head. And the hair-do looks like Tin Tin’s.

  • Laura Hartman

    I love the hair!

  • Anonymous

    It’s all very Duran Duran “Chauffeur”-video-esque. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    Meh. I guess it’s nice to see her in a different look than her usual boobs-and-lips thing.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s amazing, and wish Interview had done it before I let my subscription run out.

  • Anonymous

    She has incredible beautiful features but the sum of the parts don’t add up.  Something is missing.  She should be amazing yet strikes me as horribly bland.

  • http://twitter.com/karenrubyleo Karen

    meh.