It’s a great time to be a women! Bunheads is on, Bridesmaids continues to exist, Girls is finally showing how stuff REALLY is for once in our lives, heck, you can even BUY BANGS if you want to. Everything’s going great. So I don’t see any reason why we should sink down to the level of nitpicking our famous female counterparts for saying out-of-touch things in interviews that probably aren’t even exactly correctly displaying their intention. Maybe they were even goaded into saying some of it, you know, and really how well would any of US do in the same scenario, we’d probably have our feet in our mouths almost constantly, and etc., but also, look at this thing Scarlett Johansson said in this interview from The Belfast Telegraph!

The actress has grown tired of being referred to as a sex bomb and wants to be known for her acting rather than her appearance. That said she is proud of the way she looks and hopes to be a role model to other women because of her career success.

“Sometimes yes, sometimes no!” she laughed ,when Grazia Italia asked if she ever thinks she is amazing. “I also think there are so many wonderful women out there, and they aren’t even actresses! I don’t like being labelled as ‘the sexiest woman alive’. As an actress I prefer to maintain the anonymity.”

Oh, just a little background here in case anyone is confused — the first thing they teach you in Journalism class is to always ask if your subject ever thinks they are amazing, and the first thing they teach you in interview subject class is to answer “yes” in a roundabout way that doesn’t actually make sense with how the question was phrased. So that’s why that played out the way it did. But Scarlett, sexbomb actress, does bring up an interesting question: Are there wonderful women out there who aren’t even actresses? I’m trying to think of any. I’m not sure if Michelle Obama counts as an actress or not, and Beyonce was in that Austin Powers movie but really she’s more of a singer. So maybe those two? But do let me know if you guys can think of any wonderful women who aren’t even actresses. Argh! I wish she had mentioned the ones she was thinking of! (Via The Superficial)

Comments (43)
  1. A lady Starbucks barista gave me a free frappucino sample yesterday. That counts, right?

  2. Speaking of Bunheads, if you saw the commercial and you thought you recognized the actress, it’s Coco from Flight of the Conchords. Hope this saves you all the stress it caused me (had to google it).

  3. Hey, my acting talents are up HERE.

  4. When she said “sometimes yes”, she was talking about those times she was in Ghost World and Lost in Translation. When she said “sometimes no”, she meant the rest of the time.

  5. Do fictional women count? Like, the women the actresses are pretending to be? Because then maybe Buffy and Willow, and Morticia Addams. And Uhura. And the blonde that Donna Dixon played in Bosom Buddies and Spies Like Us.

  6. Michelle Obama has a credit on a Nickelodeon show and an IMDB page. DISQUALIFIED.

  7. In all fairness, it really IS difficult being labeled “sexiest woman alive.” Most days I can barely leave the house because, ugh, it’s just so onerous being sexy.

  8. I don’t know how to include images in comments, so just know that I meant to add a picture of Hillary to this thread (texting, maybe).

  9. Of course there are wonderful women who aren’t even actresses. But why are we ignoring all the shitty women who aren’t even actresses, like Kristen Stewart?

  10. Megan Draper.

  11. as mere civilians, i really don’t think any of us are qualified to answer this question.

  12. Kelly, do you act?

  13. On one hand I think what she meant was there are millions of wonderful women who are far better than her on all accounts, but since they have no fame they are not recognized for it, and that is the whole nature of celebrity worship and that stuff is crazy to her.

    BUT, on the other hand, even if Scarlett got a really awkward, ass-kissy compliment-masquerading-as-a-question about being amazing (and who knows how many interviews she had already done that day or week), she still answered with laughing out a “Sometimes Yes, sometimes no,” and who the fuck answers ‘Sometimes yes’ to that, even if they follow it up with a ‘Sometimes no’?

    “Sometimes I do think to myself, ‘Girl, you amazing.’ And sometimes I think to myself, ‘I am not amazing.’” BLEH

    • I don’t know, not to be all wet blanket on your rant, but the whole “sometimes yes, sometimes no” thing seems like a perfectly normal and reasonable response. Sometimes you’re pretty impressed with yourself, sometimes not so much. I imagine that’s how most people who aren’t either raging narcissists or clinically depressed feel, most of the time.

  14. I think the real question is: “Are there wonderful women out there who aren’t even armchair dermatologists?”

  15. I would like to take a sec to gripe at whomever cast Scarlett as the Black Widow.

    First of all, two female members of the Avengers are the Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff) and the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff). Already, their last names are similar and weird. THEN, you cast SCARLETT Johansson as the BLACK Widow and expect me not to mistakenly call her Scarlet Witch or Scarlet Widow when I’m just trying to have a casual conversation?

    SHAME ON YOU, casting people.

    • Maybe they just thought it was obvious, what with the Black Widow not boning her brother (AAAAAH I WILL NEVER BE OVER THAT) (MAGNETO SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE YOU FAILED AS A PARENT)

    • I find it confusing that Chris Evans is the human torch and captain america, my solution is to never talk about superhero films.

  16. That’s easy! No. There are no wonderful women out there who aren’t even actresses.

  17. Can someone please explain the sentence “as an actress I prefer the anonymity” to me, please? What actress wants that?

    I’m just a regular woman so I don’t understand these things. Scratch that. I was Miss Hannigan in my high school production of Annie. Suck on that women who aren’t actresses!

    • Local critics thought your performance was so poor, they dubbed you Miss Hag-again! That doesn’t really make sense! Oh well, it’s Friday!

  18. Its easy for all of us here as anonymous commentators to heap on the rebuke and reprehending comments but if she were in the same room as you then you would just nod your head and grin and agree that she is indeed amazing. Case closed.

  19. My mom is pretty wonderful. Just saying guys.

  20. Sometimes wonderful people aren’t even real people! HAHAHAHAHA

  21. Speaking of actresses… because of my office’s shitty browser situation, I get the odd effect of having exactly 1/2 of Aubry Plaza staring right at me taking up the whole left side of my screen when I read Videogum. It’s creeping me out/causing weird boners.

    BTW, who on eartth says “sex bomb”?

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