Scarlett Johansson talks about the juggling act of motherhood and a successful career

By Gina DiFalco,

The usually private Scarlett Johansson, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac, opened up about motherhood in an interview that was conducted even before it was revealed she was pregnant.

It isn’t known if she was pregnant at the time she gave it, but she did talk about juggling motherhood and working with the Wall Street Journal.

"It seems so stressful to not be able to spend time with your family because you're constantly chasing the tail of your own success," she said. "There must exist a world in which I can balance those things, be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my own, develop things, do theater. I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly."

She added that she recognizes with that territory comes “sacrifices,” something she’s willing to make. "I know that's the struggle with working mothers and successful careers. It happens,” she said.

The Captain America: The Winter Soldier star, 29, then pointed out that there’s a sort of double standard when it comes to kids and Hollywood figures.

"With [male actors] it just doesn't happen that way," she said. "You can be every woman's fantasy, and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever."

The actress knows her sex appeal, though, and admitted she didn’t want to be known for that anymore. She said, “I don't want to be the ingenue anymore. It's nice to be glamorous, but I don't want to always be an object of desire. Because it doesn't last.”

Johansson tried to hide her growing baby bump at the premiere of Captain America earlier this month and she still hasn't confirmed her pregnancy.



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