Scarlett I. Johansson (born November
22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Johansson made her film debut
in the 1994 film North and was subsequently nominated for the Independent
Spirit Award for Best Lead Female for her performance in 1996's Manny &
Lo. Johansson rose to fame with her role in 1998's The Horse Whisperer and
subsequently gained critical acclaim for her breakout performance in Ghost
World in 2001, for which she won the Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting
She made the transition to adult roles with her critically acclaimed
performance in Sofia Coppola's film Lost in Translation opposite Bill
Murray, for which she won a BAFTA Award, and Girl with a Pearl Earring,
the latter two earning her Golden Globe Award nominations in 2003. A role
in A Love Song for Bobby Long earned her a third nomination for Golden
Globe for Best Actress. Following an appearance in The Island, Johansson
again garnered critical acclaim and a fourth Golden Globe nomination, for
Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Woody Allen's Match Point. She
followed that with another Allen film, Scoop, with Hugh Jackman. A role in
Brian de Palma's film noir The Black Dahlia was followed by a second role
opposite Hugh Jackman in The Prestige, also starring Christian Bale.
Following a 2007 appearance in the critical flop The Nanny Diaries,
Johansson's career experienced a resurgence of critical reception with the
2008 films The Other Boleyn Girl opposite Natalie Portman and Eric Bana
and the Woody Allen directed film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, with Javier
Bardem and Penélope Cruz. She received positive reviews for her appearance
in He's Just Not That into You (2009) and will appear as anti-heroine
Black Widow in Iron Man 2 with Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson.
On May 20, 2008, Johansson debuted as a vocalist on her first album,
Anywhere I Lay My Head, which included cover versions of Tom Waits songs.
Her second album, Break Up, with Pete Yorn was released in September 2009.
Johansson was born in New York City. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is a
Danish-born architect, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was
a screenwriter and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes
from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx. Johansson's parents met in
Denmark, where her mother lived with Johansson's maternal grandmother,
Dorothy, a former bookkeeper and schoolteacher. Johansson has an older
sister, Vanessa, who is an actress; an older brother, Adrian; a twin
brother, Hunter (who appeared in the film Manny & Lo with Scarlett); and a
half-brother, Christian, from her father's re-marriage.
Johansson grew up in a household with "little money", with a mother who
was a "film buff". She and brother Hunter attended P.S. 41 in Greenwich
Village in elementary school. Johansson began her theater training by
attending and graduating from Professional Children's School in Manhattan
Johansson began acting during childhood, after her mother began taking her
to auditions. She made her film debut at age nine as John Ritter's
daughter in the 1994 fantasy comedy North. Following minor roles in the
1995 film Just Cause, as the daughter of Sean Connery and Kate Capshaw,
and If Lucy Fell in 1996, she landed the role of Amanda in the Lisa
Krueger-helmed film Manny & Lo. Her performance garnered a nomination for
the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female, and positive reviews,
one noting that the film "grows on you, largely because of the charm of
... Scarlett Johansson", while San Francisco Chronicle critic Mick LaSalle
praised her "peaceful aura", predicting that "if she can get through
puberty with that aura undisturbed, she could become an important
After appearing in minor roles in Fall in 1997 and Home Alone 3, Johansson
garnered widespread attention for her performance in the 1998 film The
Horse Whisperer, directed by Robert Redford. She received a nomination for
the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Newcomer for
the film. In 1999, she appeared in both My Brother the Pig and the
neo-noir Coen brothers film The Man Who Wasn't There, as well as a very
brief appearance in the Mandy Moore video for her single "Candy". Although
the film was not a box office success, she received praise for her
breakout role in the critically acclaimed 2001 film, Ghost World. Credited
with "sensitivity and talent that belie her age", Johansson went on to win
the Chlotrudis and Toronto Film Critics Association Awards for Best
Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Online Film Critics Society
Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2002 Johansson appeared in the
comedy horror thriller Eight Legged Freaks, starring David Arquette.
Johansson marked her transition to adult roles in a pair of 2003 films. In
the much heralded Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation, she played the
abandoned young wife Charlotte opposite Bill Murray. In praising the work
of Johansson and Murray, film critic Roger Ebert described the film as
"sweet and sad at the same time as it is sardonic and funny". Of her
performance, also described as exuding an "embracing, restful serenity",
the New York Times said, "At 18, the actress gets away with playing a
25-year-old woman by using her husky voice to test the level of acidity in
the air ... Ms. Johansson is not nearly as accomplished a performer as Mr.
Murray, but Ms. Coppola gets around this by using Charlotte's simplicity
and curiosity as keys to her character". Johansson won the BAFTA Award[
and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress and was
nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for the role. She
received nominations from a number of film critic organizations, incluing
the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Chicago Film Critics
Association, the Phoenix Film Critics Society and the Chlotrudis Awards.
Johansson found equal praise for her role as Griet in Peter Webber's Girl
with a Pearl Earring. Noting that "audiences feel as if they are spying on
a moment of artistic inspiration when painter Vermeer creates the title
work", USA Today praised her, suggesting that she "is having a banner year
that Oscar voters should recognize." In his review for the New Yorker,
Anthony Lane said "what keeps Webber’s movie alive is the tenseness of the
setup ... and, above all, the presence of Johansson. She is often wordless
and close to plain onscreen, but wait for the ardor with which she can
summon a closeup and bloom under its gaze; this is her film, not
Vermeer’s, all the way." Owen Gleiberman, for Entertainment Weekly,
praised her "nearly silent performance", observing that "the interplay on
her face of fear, ignorance, curiosity, and sex is intensely dramatic."
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the British Academy of Film
and Television Arts agreed, nominating her for the Golden Globe for Best
Actress in a Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
She was also nominated by the London Film Critics' Circle, the Phoenix
Film Critics Society and the British Independent Film Awards for Best
Johansson was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences in June 2004. In the same year, she voiced a role in The
Spongebob Squarepants Movie and appeared in an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's
Lady Windermere's Fan titled A Good Woman, opposite Helen Hunt and Tom
Wilkinson. A Good Woman was both a box office and a critical failure. The
film, which only received a limited U.S. release, was criticized as a
"misbegotten Hollywood-minded screen adaptation" with "an excruciating
divide between the film's British actors (led by Tom Wilkinson and Stephen
Campbell Moore), who are comfortable delivering Wilde's aphorisms ... and
its American marquee names, Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson, who have
little connection to the English language as spoken in the high Wildean
style." She also appeared in the critically panned teen heist film The
Perfect Score and in a supporting role opposite Topher Grace and Dennis
Quaid in the better received In Good Company. Her performance in the dark
Southern drama, A Love Song for Bobby Long, earned her a third Golden
Globe for Best Actress nomination. Johansson was involved for a short time
with the film Mission: Impossible III, but was not officially cast because
of scheduling conflicts, although a falling out with the film's star, Tom
Cruise, had been both widely reported and publicly denied. She was
replaced by Keri Russell.
In July 2005, Johansson starred with Ewan McGregor in Michael Bay's
science fiction film, The Island, in dual roles as Sarah Jordan and her
clone, Jordan Two Delta. The film was a domestic box office bomb and
received mixed critical reviews. In contrast, her role as Nola, the
American actress with whom Chris (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) is obsessed, in
the Woody Allen-directed drama Match Point was well-received. The New York
Times said "Ms. Johansson and Mr. Rhys-Meyers manage some of the best
acting seen in a Woody Allen movie in a long time, escaping the archness
and emotional disconnection that his writing often imposes." Mick LaSalle,
writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, said that Johansson "is a
powerhouse from the word go", with a performance that "borders on
astonishing." Johansson received her fourth Golden Globe nomination, and
one from the Chicago Film Critics Association, for Best Supporting
In another collaboration with Allen, Johansson was cast opposite Hugh
Jackman and Allen in the 2006 feature Scoop. While the film enjoyed a
modest worldwide box office success, it received mixed reviews by critics.
The New York Times called the film "not especially funny yet oddly
appealing" and called parallels to The Thin Man, saying that while
"Johansson is certainly no Myrna Loy", her "performance is all over the
place ... but finally works for a film that is itself all over the place.
Mr. Allen seems happy to just watch her strut her stuff, and after a while
so are we." New York magazine said that "Johansson doesn’t have the
natural buoyancy to play a screwball Nancy Drew" but "she’s smart enough
to know what’s needed (a young Diane Keaton), and manages to rouse
herself", while USA Today criticized "her delivery of Allenesque
one-liners" as "clunky", and "sometimes, she seems in over her head
playing opposite Allen." The same year, she appeared in Brian De Palma's
The Black Dahlia, a film noir shot in Los Angeles and Bulgaria. Johansson
later said that she was a De Palma fan and had wanted to work with him on
the film, even though she thought that she was "physically wrong" for the
part. Her reviews were mixed. CNN.com noted that Johansson "takes to the
pulpy period atmosphere as if it were oxygen," whereas the Kalamazoo
Gazette referred to Johansson as "miscast."
Johansson next appeared in the Christopher Nolan thriller The Prestige
(2006) in a supporting role, again opposite Hugh Jackman as well as
Christian Bale. Nolan, who described Johansson as possessing an
"ambiguity... a shielded quality", said that he was "very keen" for her to
play the role. Johansson said that she "loved working with Nolan", he was
"incredibly focused and driven and involved, and really involved in the
performance in every aspect." The film was both a critical and a worldwide
box office success, recommended by the Los Angeles Times as "an adult,
provocative piece of work." Also in 2006, Johansson starred in a short
film directed by Bennett Miller and set to Bob Dylan's "When the Deal Goes
Down...", released to promote Dylan's album, Modern Times.
Johansson starred in 2007's The Nanny Diaries alongside Laura Linney. The
film performed only marginally well at the box office, and was critically
panned. Johansson's reviews were mixed, with Variety saying she "essays an
engaging heroine", while the The New Yorker criticized her for looking
"merely confused" while "trying to give the material a plausible emotional
center". In his review for the San Francisco Chronicle, Mick LaSalle said
"there's something painful about watching Scarlett Johansson, who looks as
if she never had an indecisive moment in her life, struggle to seem
2008 brought an upturn in critical reception for Johansson's performances.
She starred in The Other Boleyn Girl opposite Natalie Portman and Eric
Bana, a film which garnered mixed reviews for the film itself. Writing for
Rolling Stone, Pete Travers criticized the film for moving "in frustrating
herks and jerks", but praised Johansson and Portman, "What works is the
combustible teaming of Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, who give
the Boleyn hotties a tough core of intelligence and wit, swinging the
film's sixteenth-century protofeminist issues handily into this one."
Variety credited the cast as "almost flawless ... at the top of its game",
citing "Johansson’s quieter Mary ... as the pic’s emotional center, her
tender love story with the conflicted monarch evoking the only genuine
feelings on display."
She filmed her third Woody Allen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in Spain,
appearing opposite Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The film was one of
Allen's most profitable films, appeared on many critics' top ten lists of
the best films of 2008. Overall, the film received generally favorable
reviews, and brought co-star Cruz numerous awards, including the Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actress. Johansson was described as being "open
and malleable" and "serves as a nice contrast to the other actors".
Johansson played a small supporting role as femme fatale Silken Floss, an
ally of Samuel L. Jackson's villain Dr. Octopus, in Frank Miller's film
noir comedy adaptation of The Spirit. The film, described as "a
great-looking movie with an awkward balance of pulp noir and campy
self-awareness" and "style without substance, style whirling in a
senseless void", received almost universally poor reviews.
Johansson appeared in the role of Anna, a yoga instructor, in the 2009
ensemble cast of He's Just Not That Into You, with Jennifer Connelly,
Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore and Kevin Connolly. The film was a box
office success, but only gained average critical reception. The San
Francisco Chronicle review noted that the film "never soars, but it never
flags" yet lauds Johansson, saying "she has become a deft comic actress."
The Los Angeles Times calls the film an "anti-romantic romantic comedy"
and cites the scenario in which Johansson appears with Jennifer Connelly
and Bradley Cooper as having "more meat than others", making it "one of
the best." The Baltimore Sun criticized the film, saying it "stumbles
somewhat when it tries to get serious", but praised Johansson for "proving
she doesn't need Woody Allen to be funny."
In March 2009, Johansson signed on to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2 after
a scheduling conflict forced Emily Blunt to drop out of the part. The
film, slated for a May 2010 release is directed by Jon Favreau and also
stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke,
Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell. Appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego,
California on July 26, 2009, Johansson joked about her audition for the
film, saying it consisted of "a couple of deep knee bends and lunges", but
Favreau credited her with performing her own stunts: "All the fighting and
wire work is her own. She worked really hard and it shows on the screen."
In 2009, Johansson made her debut on Broadway, as Catherine in the the
drama A View From the Bridge, written by Arthur Miller and directed by
Gregory Mosher. Liev Schreiber played opposite her.
Johansson has appeared in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, L'Oreal
and Louis Vuitton. After appearing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's
Costume Institute Gala with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Johansson
was announced as the face of the new Dolce and Gabbana make-up collection
in early 2009. She made a personal appearance at the London store,
Selfridges, on July 31, 2009, to help launch and promote the line.
In 2005, Johansson was considered for the role of Maria in Andrew Lloyd
Webber's West End revival of The Sound of Music, though the role
ultimately went to newcomer Connie Fisher after she won BBC's talent show
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Released on May 8, 2006, Johansson
sang the track "Summertime" for Unexpected Dreams – Songs from the Stars,
a non-profit collection of songs recorded by Hollywood actors. She
performed with The Jesus And Mary Chain for a special Coachella Reunion
Show in Indio, California in April 2007.
In 2007, she appeared as the leading lady in Justin Timberlake's music
video for "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around," nominated in August 2007
for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. The video sparked
rumors of a romance between Johansson and Timberlake.
In the summer of 2007, Johansson spent about a month in Maurice, Louisiana
recording an album at Dockside Studio, a rural 12-acre (49,000 m2)
complex. The album, consisting of one original song and ten cover versions
of Tom Waits songs, was produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio and
features David Bowie, members from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Celebration.
Released on May 20, 2008, it was entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head. Reviews
of the album were mixed to somewhat positive. Rolling Stone commented that
her "voice is unremarkable and her pitch sometimes unsteady; she's a
faintly goth Marilyn Monroe lost in a sonic fog." Conversely, some critics
found it to be "surprisingly alluring", "a bravely eccentric selection",
and "a brilliant album" with "ghostly magic". The album was named the
"23rd best album of 2008" by NME and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top
Heatseekers chart and #126 on the Billboard 200 chart. Of her album,
Johansson said, "I had this golden opportunity to record and thought I
would do maybe an album of standards, because I’m not a songwriter. I’m a
vocalist." Johansson said for her recording she "wanted to have space and
she wanted to be in a remote place where all of us could just be ourselves
and not worry about anyone trying to listen in or get in on that."
Johansson said in an interview that she started listening to Tom Waits
when she was 11 or 12. Of Tom Waits, Johansson said in an interview, "his
melodies are so beautiful, his voice is so distinct and I had my own way
of doing Tom Waits songs." In December 2008, MTV reported Johansson plans
to follow-up Anywhere I Lay My Head with an album of all original music,
saying, “I don’t think I’d do covers, so it’d be a project that I have to
dedicate myself to. I feel like that’s something for the future.”
In 2009, Johansson covered Jeff Buckley's "Last Goodbye" for the
soundtrack of He's Just Not That Into You. Due for release on September 8,
2009, she and singer/songwriter Pete Yorn recorded a collaborative album,
Break Up, inspired by Serge Gainsbourg's duets with Brigitte Bardot.
Johansson rarely discusses her personal life with the press, saying "it's
nice to have everybody not know your business." Johansson's ex-boyfriend
and member of the band Steel Train, Jack Antonoff, wrote lyrics that refer
to Johansson in the song "Better Love." She has been linked to many famous
men, including Benicio del Toro, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, and her
Black Dahlia co-star Josh Hartnett, though Johansson denies she had a
relationship with del Toro. Johansson and Hartnett dated for about two
years until the end of 2006, with Hartnett citing their busy lives as the
reason for the split.
She started dating Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in 2007, and on May 5,
2008, it was reported that the two were engaged. On September 27, 2008,
Johansson and Reynolds were married at a quiet ceremony on Vancouver
Island in Tofino, British Columbia. Earlier, Johansson expressed a concern
about the potential conflict between the nature of human beings and the
concept of monogamy. However, she has stated "contrary to popular
belief... I am not promiscuous" and that she works "really hard" when
she's in a relationship "to make it work in a monogamous way." She gets
tested for HIV twice a year, and has said "it's part of being a decent
human" and it is "just disgusting behavior when people don't. It's so
She has criticized the media and Hollywood for promoting an image that
causes unhealthy diets and eating disorders among women, saying "that
being ultra-thin is not sexy at all. Women shouldn't be forced to conform
to unrealistic and unhealthy body images that the media promote."
Johansson is considered to be a modern sex symbol, and she regularly
appears at the top of lists of the sexiest women in the world. Johansson
appeared on the cover of the March 2006 issue of Vanity Fair in the nude
alongside actress Keira Knightley and fashion designer Tom Ford. Maxim
named Johansson #6 in their Hot 100 Issue in 2006; #3 in 2007 and #2 in
2008. In November 2006, Johansson was named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by
Esquire. In February 2007, she was named the "Sexiest Celebrity" of the
year by Playboy. During the filming of Match Point, director Woody Allen
described Johansson as "sexually overwhelming", saying that he found it
"very hard to be extra witty around a sexually overwhelming, beautiful
young woman who is wittier than you are."
About her religious affiliation, Johansson described herself as Jewish
when she was talking about Woody Allen. "I just adore Woody," she says.
"We have a lot in common. We're New Yorkers, Jewish. We have a very
easygoing relationship." She celebrates a "little of both" referring to
Christmas and Hanukkah. She has stated that she dislikes it when
celebrities thank God or Jesus in their award acceptance speeches.
Johansson is a Global Ambassador for the aid and development agency,
Oxfam. In March 2008, a UK-based bidder paid £20,000 on an eBay auction to
benefit Oxfam, winning a hair and makeup treatment, a pair of tickets and
a chauffered trip to accompany Johansson on a 20-minute date to the world
premiere of He's Just Not That Into You.
"I'm so tired of hearing
casting directors ask if I have a sore throat. The people who have
told me that my voice is distinctive, it's unusual...those people
have always been close to my heart."
"It would be hellish to have the pressure of putting on a Hollywood
ending or putting in a scene where Vermeer sees Griet washing her
breasts" - commenting on why she was glad that Girl with a Pearl
Earring (2003) was a small foreign production.
"I always check in the mirror to make sure nothing is see-through."
I have a lot of actor friends who worked with their parents closely
and have had really horrible experiences. They end up suing or being
emancipated. The wonderful thing about my mom [who is also her
manager] is that she completely respects my creative weirdness and
supports any decision I make.
As long as people keep buying tabloids, they'll keep harassing
people in the public eye. They'll make up stories.
On David Hasselhoff, after they had both worked on The SpongeBob
SquarePants Movie (2004): "I so fancied him when I was young, that
to see my name on the credits next to his makes me go all girly. He
was a hunk back in those days."
"I have an obsessive character. I manicure my nails at three in the
morning because nobody else can do it the right way. Maybe that's
the secret to my success."
"It's a great thing to get older and learn. I don't feel bound in
any way by how many years I've lived. I identify just as much with
my 86-year-old grandmother as I do with my sister."
"People forget what it's like to be a child. When you're a child
actress, people sometimes regress into being obnoxious and
patronizing. But there's no reason to dumb things down just because
you're working with kids."
"What I respect most in people is naturalness and authenticity. I
like to be able to see into their soul. I aspire to being a truthful
"The most precious moment in life is when you're about to fall in
love. You're lying in bed together and he's gazing at you and you're
gazing at him and there's a sense that something truly wondrous is
about to happen. It's a nervous moment - but it's exhilarating."
"I am very independent. I can look after myself but I still need a
lot of love and care."
"I don't talk about my personal relationships, it always ends up
kicking you in the face. But I've read a lot of things about myself
and think, `Wow! That girl sounds really saucy.'"
"I think that I sort of see other actresses are kind of proud of the
way they look and show it off. That's never really been my style. I
really don't think that it's disgusting or wrong, if you're 18
you're 18, it's your body, it's your right to show yourself,
however, I don't really take a part in that. I like to look nice,
but I think that there's ways of doing it that are more tasteful
than just wearing a bikini wherever you go."
"I don't know if I've got swept up. It's so shocking when you hear
that Calvin Klein wants you for their new campaign. You're like,
'who me?'. I guess you have to decide where you draw the line
between you saying, this is fun, pretty and fabulous, and being
"Well, you put a little piece of yourself into every character that
you do. Even if you're playing some psychotic person, which of
course I'm not, some part of you is in that character and it's
hopefully believable. I always come back to the fact that my own
instinct is better than something I build in my mind."
"Tons of that stuff comes to me, but a lot of it is awful. All these
teenage slaying movies, and movies about girls that have deformities
that become cheerleaders and then marry the prom king!"
"I always had the chance to do whatever I wanted to do, my parents
were very open about that. Acting has been a passion of mine. I
wanted to be in musicals as a kid, and took tap dance, so for me
it's a dream come true, my childhood was filled with things that I
loved to do, and also very normal things: I lived in New York, I
have a family life and went to a regular school. If anything, I look
back and think, 'Wow, I did a lot of things that a lot of people
don't get to do in their lifetime'."
"It's a place of solace. I love London, it's an amazing city. I've
met some wonderful people there and I also have some family there.
I'm from New York, so I feel very at home in London. It's like a
metropolitan breeding ground for culture, art, music and diversity.
It's a beautiful city, with beautiful history. In Hollywood, it's
hard to step outside of the circle once you're in it. But in London
I was really moved by how accepted I felt there. There was
definitely less need to wear my big sunglasses!"
"I came home and I thought I was going to die. I was in agony. I had
muscles that had atrophied. I couldn't run any longer and it was
only the first day. But, actually, Ewan was in the same boat. He had
black and blue marks all over him. So, it wasn't so bad since
someone else was in agony." [On filming The Island (2005)]
"I don't think there's any kind of preparation for sudden celebrity.
I think you almost have this slight nervous breakdown when that kind
of media attention happens. I mean, you're doing the same kind of
thing that you do all the time, only you have to make these weird
adjustments. Like, you're buying a slice of pizza and somebody's
outside photographing you which is weird - that's not normal! It's
"Everyone in Hollywood is so damn skinny and you constantly feel
like you're not skinny enough. But I have 'fat days' and I accept
that I'm never going to be rail thin. It's hard not to feel pressure
in this industry and I already use anti-aging products on my skin. I
try not to let the pressure get to me but Los Angeles is a very hard
place to be unless you have people here that love you. It can be
very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of
"I was driving through Los Angeles and I look up and see the biggest
photo of me I have ever seen in my life on a massive ad space. I
screamed and slammed on the brakes. I couldn't believe it. It's very
strange to see my cleavage the size of a brontosaurus. My breasts
were huge. I had long hair and my goodness, I couldn't get past the
"I don't think human beings are monogamous by nature. It's difficult
- you have to put a lot of effort into a relationship. I think it's
hard for actors to date each other because they are so damn moody.
You are away from people constantly and having a relationship that
is strictly by phone, it is miserable. Or if you say to him/her,
'Hey, (even though) I am doing a very sexy scene with this very sexy
girl/boy, I love you and I'm going to be thinking of you when I am
rolling around in bed with this person!'"
"We are supposed to be liberated in America but if our President had
his way, we wouldn't be educated about sex at all. Every woman would
have six children and we wouldn't be able to have abortions."
"Whose life would I like to step into for the day? The president's.
I could probably get some things done in the Oval Office."
"Do I ever get nervous about this, right now, being the pinnacle of
my career? Yeah, I do. At the end of (filming) every movie I think,
'Wow - this is the last one! Nice working with you."'
"I'm curvy - I'm never going to be 5' 11' and 120 pounds. But I feel
lucky to have what I've got."
[On Woody Allen] "I just adore Woody. We have a lot in common. We're
New Yorkers, Jewish. We have a very easygoing relationship."