Scarlett Johansson for Marie Claire Magazine

Posted on February 06, 2017

“Ghost in the Shell” actress Scarlett Johansson covers the March 2017 issue of Marie Claire magazine photographed by Tesh.

 

On being the highest-grossing actress in Hollywood history: “Just because I’m the top-grossing actress of all time does not mean I’m the highest paid. I’ve had to fight for everything that I have. It’s such a fickle and political industry.”

On the controversy surrounding her casting as the lead in “Ghost in a Shell”: “I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive. Also, having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity. Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that- the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.”

On being reluctant to discuss the wage gap: “Some people felt I should talk about my personal struggle in order to shed a spotlight on the greater issue. Maybe I’m being presumptuous, but I assumed it was obvious that women in all positions struggle for equality. It’s always an uphill battle and fight. My experience with my close female friends and family is that the struggle is real for everybody. Everyone has been discriminated against or harassed-sexism is real.”

 

 

Style Credits:
Gucci Spring 2017 Collection
Gucci Spring 2017 Collection
Dolce&Gabbana Spring 2017 Collection

[Photo Credit: Tesh/Courtesy of Marie Claire Magazine, IMAXTree]

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