Despite going through a very public divorce from fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson has never been shy about flaunting her best features on the red carpet. However, aside from her glamorous persona, the 27-year-old actress has confessed to feeling quite weary of being constantly labeled as a sex symbol.
In an interview with Italian magazine Grazia, the star of The Avengers shared that she doesn’t always believe the media hype about her greatness. She expressed that there are many amazing women out there who aren’t even actresses and she doesn’t like being labeled as “the sexiest woman alive.” Maintaining her anonymity as an actress is her preference.
In 2006, Scarlett received the title of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive, an annual honor bestowed upon the perceived hottest Hollywood celebrity of the year. Previous winners include Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale, and Rihanna. After finalizing her divorce from Ryan last year, Scarlett has moved on and is currently dating Nate Naylor, an advertising creative director. She has opted to date someone out of the spotlight to avoid constant media attention on her personal life. She had previously been romantically linked to Sean Penn.
Sharing details about my personal relationships is not something I do anymore. I come across a lot of things being written about me, but they hardly resemble the person that I am. I hope that people would respect my privacy, but I know that it might just remain a wishful thinking.
Scarlett is back in action as she reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff in the highly anticipated film, The Avengers.