What a cover shot, right? Scarlett looks incredible for Variety magazine’s Power of Women issue which features multiple cover stars–including Helen Mirren, Miley Cyrus, Laverne Cox and Ava Duvernay. Scarlett’s interview is available to read below, and outtakes from the shoot have also been uploaded.
VARIETY – Planned Parenthood has come under attack during the presidential election, as pro-life Republicans attempt to cut funding for the organization that provides abortions and an array of other medical services for women.
“It’s pretty terrifying,” says Scarlett Johansson. “Somehow, a woman’s right to choose has become a subject that’s on the Republican platform. I don’t really know what it has to do with politics at all. It seems to be a deeply personal issue.”
Growing up in New York, the actress relied on Planned Parenthood for regular checkups, she says.
“I used them to screen me for STDs or take care of my reproductive health, as did all my girlfriends. When I was asked to represent their initiative, it was a no-brainer.”
Planned Parenthood turns 100 this year, with 650 health centers across the U.S. that see 2.5 million patients a year for cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing, and breast exams.
Johansson is a major advocate of such services. In 2012, she made Planned Parenthood and women’s health central themes of her speech at the Democratic National Convention. Two years later, she helped design T-shirts to boost voting in the midterm elections, and she has recorded an audio message that encourages listeners to enroll in less-expensive insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act.
Her high-profile efforts on behalf of the nonprofit don’t stop there, according to Caren Spruch, Planned Parenthood’s director of arts and entertainment engagement.
“She even filmed a video about the impact that Congressional assaults would have on millions of women who rely on Planned Parenthood when she was on location shooting a film,” Spruch says.
Johansson is enhancing her efforts by publicly backing Hillary Clinton, who has vowed to support Planned Parenthood if elected president.
“Hillary is the right candidate for right now,” Johansson says. “I think she’s got a lot of integrity. She’s got a lot of stamina. She’s a very clever politician, and that’s actually important to me. Maybe it’s because I have a daughter now.”
As you many know already, the latest issue of Empire features a more detailed look at Captain America: Civil War, including previously unseen images and interviews with the cast and directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Digital scans from the magazine have been added to the gallery, be sure to take a look.
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2016 > Empire – April 2016
Almost ten years since her last feature (remember this?) for the magazine, Scarlett is once again gracing the pages of Flaunt–for their [CTRL-C]+[CTRL-V] issue. I’ve uploaded photos of the photoshoot to the gallery and the accompanying interview can be read below. Hopefully further coverage will be available for me to share with you very soon. Enjoy!
FLAUNT – Scarlett Johansson is curled comfortably on a stiff slate couch while she narrates to me the details of a popular YouTube video. “It’s two minutes-old twins and they’re being washed for the first time in warm water,” she says, “they’re in the position they were in in-utero and the warm water recreates the womb for them.” She tells me that the video is amazing, her face has a slight glow as she talks about it. “If you really want to see something miraculous,” she says, “It’s so beautiful.” I vow to watch it when I return home—I’d like to get a better understanding for what it must be like to have another human be a direct copy, a DNA complement to yourself. Having a twin sibling, like Johansson does, is a mystery to those who are unmatched.
“My brother and I started life this way,” she says. “In that sense, I’ve never really been alone—ever—which is interesting and probably affects my whole life. We’re extremely close. You have a witness to your life in my many ways. Even if we’re far apart, we have this deep connection with one another.”Continue Reading
I’ve uploaded scans of Scarlett’s cover feature in Parade to the gallery. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > Parade – April 2015
With many thanks to my friends Annika and Claudia, I’ve updated the gallery with numerous scans featuring Avengers: Age of Ultron to the gallery–including the latest cover feature for Entertainment Weekly.
With many thanks to my friend Claudia, I have added scans from the May issue of SFX to the gallery. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > SFX – May 2015
With much thanks to my lovely friend Lora, I have added scans of Scarlett’s full editorial titled Nobody’s Baby from the March issue of W Magazine to the gallery.
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > W – March 2015
With many thanks to FSR, I’ve uploaded a high-quality version of Scarlett’s latest cover feature for W Magazine to the gallery. Hopefully the full editorial will be released soon. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > W – March 2015
I’ve added scans from the August issue of Total Film, in which Scarlett is featured extensively, to the gallery. Coverage includes her roles in Lucy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Under The Skin. Be sure to take a look!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2014 > Total Film – August 2014
I’ve uploaded scans from the June issue of Empire to the gallery. I know, I’m more than a little late adding these but there is a nice little feature on Lost in Translation featuring some behind the scenes photos of Scarlett and Bill Murray that I haven’t seen before now. Hopefully this is something new for you too. Enjoy.
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2014 > Empire – June 2014