Scarlett Johansson is Tired of Being a Sex Symbol, Wants to be Anonymous
Scarlett Johansson may have endured a public divorce from another Hollywood A-lister, Ryan Reynolds, and she might be less than shy about showing her best assets on the red carpet, but all that aside, the actress admits to being a little sick of her sex symbol status — at the ripe, old age of 27.
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The Avengers star told Italian magazine Grazia that she only "sometimes" thinks she's as great as the media portrays her.
"I think there are so many wonderful women out there, and they aren't even actresses! I don't like being labeled as 'the sexiest woman alive,'" she said. "As an actress I prefer to maintain the anonymity."
Scarlett was named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2006, an honor the magazine bestows upon who they deem to be Hollywood's hottest that year. Winners from other years? Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale and Rihanna.
Scarlett and Ryan finalized their divorce last year and since the split she's rebounded with the uber-famous Sean Penn, and is currently dating Nate Naylor, an advertising creative director. Dating someone out of the spotlight was a good move, particularly seeing as she's tired of being magazines writing about her personal life.
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"I don't talk about my private relationships anymore. I often read many things and don't even recognize myself in what was written," she said. "I dream that people stay far away from my private life, but I bet that it will be always a dream." she said.
Scarlett can be now be seen reprising her role of Natasha Romanoff in The Avengers.