What's the difference between being married to an actor and an artist?
In a rare interview about her personal life, Scarlett Johansson opens up to Parade magazine about how her relationship with husband Romain Dauriac is different than her previous marriage to Ryan Reynolds.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron actress split from Reynolds in 2011, and sort of implies that it was their careers that tore them apart.
"Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in. It's very volatile. There's always going to be the more successful person," Johansson explains. "It's related to rejection. Because actors, if they're not having success, connect it directly to unpopularity -- to the fact that nobody wants them. It's not necessarily true. I'm constantly rejected."
Last October, Johansson decided to give marriage another go with Dauriac, but admits that it "takes a lot of work."
"It takes a man who's not only confident in the love that you have for one another, but confident in what he has going on in his own career," she says. "He has to be in a field that's completely different from yours."
"My husband's also involved in art. What’s important to him is the recognition that he gets from his job, and that has nothing to do with my job," she continues. "We're interested in each other's worlds. He's interested in my weird, alien entertainment world. It fascinates him because it's so different than what he knows. And I like to go to art openings with him and talk about art and emerging artists with him. That's his passion."
Aside from being an insanely good looking power couple, Johansson's marriage seems pretty normal. "We like to go out and go dancing," she shares. "Other times, we like to sit at home and eat Thai food and watch House Hunters International for four hours."
Staying at home is probably a must for these new parents! Dauriac and Johansson welcomed a daughter this past September named Rose, and, of course, her mother had to dote on her little one.
"The biggest joy that I have is looking at my daughter," she says. "When I'm just hanging out with her and we're doing silly stuff and if I make her laugh, the feeling of joy I have is explosive. If I can make her laugh and she gets a big smile on her face, that's pretty much it. If only you could actually bottle that and carry it around."