“I had to bring my breast pump because I was nursing and every ounce is like liquid gold,” the Ghost in the Shell star, 32, tells Marie Claire for its March cover story about the time she presented at the 2015 Oscars just five months after her daughter Rose Dorothy, now 2, was born.
“Somehow, Mark got ahold of my breast pump — in a bag with all the milk, ice packs in there, and s—,” she explains. “Our cars got separated. Apparently, Kelly looked over, and she was like, ‘Wait a minute — is that Scarlett’s breast pump? We’ve got to get it back!’ because she knew how panicked I would be.”
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“I don’t think she’s allowed to see any of the movies I’ve made, other than Sing,” Johansson says. “I’ll be happy when she’s old enough to show her movies where I kicked some a—.”
While the Avengers star is known for being politically active over the years, she admits that she is no exception to the rule of sexism.
“Some people felt I should talk about my personal struggle in order to shed a spotlight on the greater issue,” she says. “Maybe I’m being presumptuous, but I assumed it was obvious that women in all positions struggle for equality.”
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She continues, “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.”
The actress calls motherhood “very humbling,” and as she and the interviewer are bonding over their pumping experiences, Johansson asks candidly, “How’s your boobs? Are they square? That was always my favorite.”
But her straightforward approach to communication with fellow women isn’t surprising, considering how open she is with her pals.
“I want to talk about what’s happening with your vagina. I want to know why it hates you or whatever. I want to compare and contrast notes. I want to talk about sex and all that stuff,” she says.