Scarlett Johansson has no interest in becoming an internet personality!
The Hollywood sensation has been hailed as a box-office superstar, touching the hearts of millions through entertainment. With various accolades in her name, the 38-year-old is one of the most influential people in the world.
Although her peers frequently connected with their fandoms via social media, the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” star avoids these platforms for a good reason. Want to know why? Keep scrolling to find out!
Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Her Decision To Not Use Social Media
During a recent appearance on “The Skinny Confidential Him & Her” podcast, the New Yorker got candid about her absence from social media platforms. Despite being known for portraying badass female characters, the entertainer did not share their confidence.
“I honestly am too fragile to have social media,” the mother-of-two confessed. “My ego is too fragile. I can’t deal with it. My brain is too weak; I’m like a delicate flower.
The two-time Oscar nominee noted that she had enough anxiety without dealing with the drama on social media platforms. According to the “Lucy” actress, her brief encounter with photo-sharing apps like Instagram uncovered a different side of herself.
Johansson admitted that she contemplated joining the popular site but changed her mind after three days because of its addictive nature. Sharing her story, the TV personality said: “I started realizing that I’d spent 20 minutes looking at somebody’s Instagram page who worked for a friend of mine.”
“I now know you have a pit bull, two daughters, and live in Burbank — I was like, I just wasted 17 minutes,” she continued. “I now feel like I should move to California, get this specific dog, and change my life in all these ways that felt so bad.”
Given her poor experience with social media, it was understandable that the Tony Award winner stirred clear of the addictive platforms. However, it was impossible not to be enticed by these sites and their fun functions.
Although she did not have a personal account, the “Ghost in the Shell” star confessed that she got her dose of social media merriment using her skincare brand, The Outset, Instagram, and TikTok accounts.
“I then become like a three-year-old with their mom’s phone where I get completely absorbed. So that’s why I know I can’t have it,” the entrepreneur joked. Despite abstaining from social media, her absence has not stopped the 38-year-old from garnering attention.
Many have described Johansson as a sex symbol, a title given for sensually-appealing features and flawless beauty. However, being the public’s eye candy was not something the “Girl with a Pearl Earring” star enjoyed.
“It can be irritating, yeah. I mean, it’s part of the gig, I guess. It’s irritating and part of the gig,” the blonde bombshell lamented. “If people are being respectful, it’s fine, but if someone is rude and obnoxious, then yeah. That would irritate anybody.”
The British Academy Film Award Honoree Revealed She Was ‘Groomed’ As A Young Actress
As previously shared by The Blast, Johansson opened up about being groomed into portraying the image of a sex symbol. The actress’s confessions occurred during a 2022 appearance on iHeartRadio’s “Table for Two” podcast.
The “We Bought A Zoo” star revealed that as a young actress, her former management had pushed her into accepting roles that focused on her physical appearance. In the entertainer’s words:
“I was kind of being groomed in a way to be this what you call this bombshell type of actor. I was playing the other woman and this object of desire, and, you know, I suddenly found myself cornered in this place, like, I couldn’t get out of it.”
Growing up, the 38-year-old realized she could not build a career on her attractiveness as beauty was not eternal. “I think for that kind of bombshell [role] that burns bright and quick, and then you don’t have many opportunities beyond that,” the entertainer explained.
“I just felt like I was burning out so quickly,” the SAG award nominee continued, noting that motherhood influenced the roles she accepted. The “Black Widow” star wished to teach her kids the importance of pursuing “work that is satisfying.”