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04 March 2024

Scarlett Johansson wants to enter politics

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By Bang

Scarlett Johansson wants to run for public office at some point in the future.

The 32-year-old actress - who has a two-year-old daughter, Rose, with her estranged husband Romain Dauriac - revealed that she would consider entering politics when her daughter is older.

She told Event magazine: "Hopefully I can protest peacefully. I'd rather not go to jail. If it means running for public office at some point I would consider that.

"It would be a pleasure, a privilege to be able to run for public office. I've always imagined that you could be most effective that way, if you had the constitution for it.

"Right now I'm still running after a mini-me. The few times I've been to the White House Correspondents' Dinner and seen how global politics work, I've seen that all these dealings that affect the whole world happen in small rooms. It's not too dissimilar to the industry I'm familiar with."

Earlier this year, Scarlett gave a passionate speech at an anti-Trump rally, where she spoke about the need for family-planning clinics and her own personal experiences with them as a teenager.

She said: "Normally, I don't feel like I need to talk to people about such intimate matters. Obviously. Even more so, because everything I say is pulled apart in a million different ways. But at this point, I don't care. I feel that if I can share my story and make an impact then that's way more valuable to me than preserving the remnants of privacy.

"I've had it. You know what I mean? I am sick of this conversation being in the mouths of politicians who want to decide what I'm going to do with my body, whether my friends and I are going to be valued or equal to our male friends or family members.

"These conversations feel so archaic. I've got tons of girlfriends who are strong, independent women, doing their thing, raising kids, on a career path, or both, and you just think, "What is this?" I'm standing up for myself, I'm standing up for my sister and my daughter and my mum and my friends."