Scarlett Johansson is a global icon in the film industry. She is widely known and recognized by people all over the world. Despite her fame, she prefers to keep her personal life private and doesn’t share it with her fans. On her 36th birthday, we present to you some interesting and lesser-known facts about Scarlett that will make you appreciate her even more.
Scarlett’s fans and the media refer to her by the nickname “ScarJo.” However, the actress doesn’t like the name at all. According to her, the nickname is lazy, flippant, and insulting. Nevertheless, her fans continue to use it.
Apart from acting, Scarlett has a keen interest in music. She has released covers and singles and has also lent her voice to famous movies such as The Jungle Book. In 2015, she formed a band called Singles, but they had to stop using the name after receiving a cease and desist order from another band based in LA. Scarlett is a huge fan of Tom Waits, and she covered ten of his songs on her debut album.
Many of Scarlett’s loyal fans already know this, but others might not be aware that she has a twin brother named Hunter, who was born just three minutes after her. Back in 2005, Scarlett brought him as her date to the Golden Globes.
In summary, Scarlett Johansson might be a superstar who is known all over the world, but she still has a few surprises up her sleeve that her fans might not be aware of. From her dislike for her nickname to her passion for music and her twin brother, there is certainly more to her than meets the eye.
The filmmaker Woody Allen has faced allegations of sexual abuse from his adopted daughter, though evidence has not been conclusive. Scarlett Johansson, who has worked with Allen on three films, including one when she was 19 years old, has defended him and believes he is innocent. However, in his book “Apropos of Nothing,” released in March 2020, Allen made inappropriate comments about Johansson and other actresses. In 2006, Johansson posed nude alongside Keira Knightley for Vanity Fair, which received criticism for perpetuating the idea that women must flaunt their sexuality. Additionally, in 2011, Johansson’s phone was hacked, and her private nude photos were leaked. Despite these controversies, Johansson is now engaged to comedian Colin Jost.
In May 2017, Johansson began dating Colin Jost, who is the co-head writer and Weekend Update co-host of Saturday Night Live. They got engaged in 2019 and had planned to get married in 2020. Unfortunately, their plans were ruined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of a big wedding, they decided to have a low-key ceremony and donated all their wedding proceedings to a charity. Johansson planned the wedding in a short time span of two weeks, which was kept a secret until the charity thanked them for their generosity.
Despite shying away from social media, Johansson takes her right to vote and endorse a candidate seriously. She has been a long-standing democrat and even endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in a Zoom call attended by her fellow Avengers.
Interestingly, Johansson shares her birthday with Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner, her on-screen love interest in the Avengers franchise.