Scarlett Johansson On Being Famous Mom: I Don’t Want Kids To “Feel Like Freaks”
Scarlett Johansson says she doesn’t want her fame to ruin her family life. The actress, who welcomed a baby girl named Rose last year with her husband Romain Dauriac, tells Parade, “It’s hard. On the one hand, you don’t want to isolate your kids, but you don’t want to make your kids feel like freaks: There’s this fascination with famous kids, like they’re celebrity spawn.”
The Avengers: Age of Ultron star tries to keep things as normal as possible. “I have many luxuries of fame, but I make my own bed. I like to buy my groceries. I drive my car. I like to do the normal, everyday things that I’ve always enjoyed,” she explains. “It doesn’t mean that when I drive out of my garage, I don’t fear that I’m being followed by somebody, because I probably am.”
Johansson continues, “But there’s always going to be an adjustment. At some point, you have to take your life back and say, ‘You know what? If I feel like picking up my dry cleaning and if someone’s going to photograph me doing it, so what?’ Part of being with your kids is making them feel as safe and normal as you can.”
As for parenting itself, stripped of the aspect, Johansson seems to be in bliss. “The biggest joy that I have is looking at my daughter,” she tells the magazine. “When I’m just hanging out with her and we’re doing silly stuff and if I make her laugh, the feeling of joy I have is explosive… If only you could actually bottle that and carry it around.” What do you think about what Johansson has to say?