Miss Scarlett graces the cover of the August issue of Cosmopolitan in a curve hugging red dress. Both the photoshoot and interview are new and the issue is on stands now. Please feel free to contribute scans if you’ve been able to obtain a copy already.
With a debut album, two provocative new movies, and an engagement all happening at once, it’s safe to say Scarlett Johansson is on a major winning streak. Listen in as she chats about her love of performing, finding a soul mate, and why timing is the key to making a relationship work.
Better lean in. Scarlett Johansson is about to reveal the secret of her much-touted sensual power. In her husky alto voice, the 23-year-old says “It’s kind of like this,” before proceeding to demonstrate the perfect come-hither gaze. She purses her famously pouty lips, drops her chin, and lifts her eyes coyly. But she can only hold the look for about five seconds before dissolving into a fit of laughter.
Sexiness, it turns out, is not something Scarlett takes all that seriously. Acting? You bet. Relationships? Absolutely. Politics? Don’t get her started. But, she says, “I don’t normally think about being sexy. I think, Do I look presentable? Do I look sane?” As if to make the point, she’s shown up to her Cosmo — Cosmo! — interview wearing glasses, an oversize button-down, and flats, her hair swept up into a demure ponytail.
But the truth is, even dressed like a schoolteacher, Scarlett has an innate and magnetic sensuality. That quality is on display in this month’s Woody Allen comedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in which she plays a sexually adventurous American tourist (critics have buzzed about the film, often mentioning her onscreen lip-lock with Penelope Cruz).
In May, she released her first album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head”, a compilation of Tom Waits cover tunes that showcases her sultry voice. Next up, Scarlett takes on the role of a woman confused about love in a romantic comedy based on the bestselling book He’s Just Not That Into You, hitting theaters this October.
Want more? Pick up the August 2008 issue of Cosmo, on stands now!
– Magazines: Cosmopolitan – August 2008