Scarlett: Porn shocks me

Scarlett Johansson would be “flabbergastered” if her boyfriend watched porn.

The American actress plays sassy New Jersey-born Barbara alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s titular character in her latest film Don Jon

In the movie Scarlett’s character discovers her boyfriend is addicted to explicit videos, which prompts her to walk out in disgust.

The 28-year-old star, who recently got engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, would also be left struggling for words if she were to discover her partner had a similar habit.

“If I found out that my boyfriend was watching that much porn I would be totally flabbergastered, for sure. It would be very confusing,” she told the December issue of British magazine Marie Claire. “I’m sure I should have some well-developed view on its effect on society, the ethics behind it and how it affects the kind of relationships between men and women and how it objectifies women. But I don’t really think about it.”

Although her job sees her tackling deep, topical issues Scarlett remains upbeat in her everyday life. She feels privileged to have such a successful career and makes sure not to take it for granted by demanding more.

“I think I’ve always been by nature a happy person. You know, everybody has their moments, but I do what I love and my job is very satisfying and I get paid to do it,” she laughed. “I live in New York, I live in Paris, I get to travel a lot. I work with people I admire. How can I complain?”

Having broken into the movie industry aged just nine Scarlett feels she is more knowledgeable than other actresses her age. Her first adult role in Lost in Translation earned her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

“I have a kind of deeper understanding of the complexity of it all. I think I’m more dedicated to it,” she added.

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