Scarlett has a few opinions about marriage. She should know. She’s been married twice.
Actress Scarlett Johansson says she’s not sure people are cut out to be in monogamous relationships which, she believes, require “a lot of work.”
“I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing,” the 32-year-old actress said in a feature interview for this month’s issue of Playboy magazine. “I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work.”
“And the fact that it is such work for so many people — for everyone — the fact of that proves that it is not a natural thing,” Johansson adds. “It’s something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond.”
The Avengers actress said being married is far “different” than not being married, and “anybody who tells you that it’s the same is lying.”
“It changes things,” she said. “I have friends who were together for 10 years and then decided to get married, and I’ll ask them on their wedding day or right after if it’s different, and it always is. It is. It’s a beautiful responsibility, but it’s a responsibility.”
The star of Ghost in the Shell and her husband, French journalist Roman Dauriac, separated in January and have a 2-year-old daughter. Johansson also was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011.
Last week, Johansson told Entertainment Tonight she is “barely holding it together” as a working mother.
“I don’t profess to know anything about parenting, anything more than anybody else, [but] being a working mom is an incredible challenge, [and] it’s an incredible gift,” she said. “I think you always feel a little bit of guilt… If you’re at work, you feel like you’re missing out on those special moments with your kid. If you’re with your kid, you feel like you’re not giving enough to your job. It’s a balance.”
The actress marched in the pro-abortion, anti-Trump Women’s March last month after announcing, “I am marching on Washington to let our next president know that we, men and women alike, will not stand down or be silenced and will fight to protect our bodies and our choices.”
First things first… If you’re going to look for advice on marriage, never under any circumstances look to anyone associated with Hollywood for guidance. It’s a cesspool of immorality, drugs, infidelity, and moral relativism. Very few Hollywood marriages succeed. And why would they? The actors, producers, filmers, directors, etc. are always away on location. The only couple that I’ve heard of that had a mildly good take on this was Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connolly, who take turns making films and travel with the family in tow for one or the other to become “set bitch” as they call it. Not ideal, but if it works for them…
The problem with Scarlett saying this kind of thing is that younger people are listening to it. They’re starting to agree that marriage is for a few people out there but not for them and that getting married or being a mother won’t make them happy in life. Even though studies have shown that women who stay at home with their children and who are married are much more fulfilled and happier with life than those who work full time. Believe it or not, that cubicle won’t bring a life time of joy.
Yes, marriage is hard. No one denies that. And there are cases where divorce should be considered. I’ve always told myself that if I get married, the conditions under which I would file for divorce would be infidelity or emotion/physical/substance abuse. That’s it. If you’re reading this and you escaped a marriage for those reasons, you have my sympathies.
The truth of the matter (as someone bluntly stated in the comments of this Breitbart article), is that marriage is only really hard if you or your spouse are immoral. Or moral relativists. Those who are moral and committed to continuing to try and make an effort to be together, stay together. And commitment is a rarity these days in a society where women are being told that being in a marriage isn’t natural. Or if things don’t work out, no worries. You can always just get a divorce.
Scarlett sunk below the depths of respectability for me when she participated in that god awful anti-Trump advert that completely bombed and resulted in a number of response videos from people who can’t stand these liberal Hollywood elites talking down to those who pay for movie tickets. But telling younger women that that marriage is unnatural and that it’s “too hard” makes her an example for young women not to follow.
Although, it does make sense in a way. The left in general loves big government programs and the idea of taking money out the pockets of the “rich” or “top 1%” rather than doing the work themselves. So naturally the idea of marriage was too much work for Scarlett. Let’s see how this gamble works out when her beauty fades and the box office ticket sales begin to hit a snag.
The fame won’t make her happy thirty years down the road. But clearly the left has her believing that it will. And don’t listen to Hollywood liberal idiots trying to convince you (especially if you’re a young woman reading this) that marriage is unnatural or that monogamy doesn’t work. It’s been done since the beginning of time and women who are married and stay-at-home moms are happier. The studies have proven that to be true. Don’t let the left tell you otherwise. The left doesn’t want you to know this. They want your income taxes from your slave labor. Don’t give it to them. Also, couples that have only the husband working tend to make more money because the man is being taken care of by his woman and he can really thrive in a work environment. I understand that some women have to work because the economy is such shit that couples need duel incomes. My sympathies. This doesn’t apply to those people.
Of course marriage and kids aren’t for everyone. But then again, no woman was ever made truly fulfilled or happy by being a single mother, working constantly, and being away from her children who latch onto her legs begging her not to go to work.