In a pastel pink lace dress, blonde hair bobbed and crimped, skin pale apart from a flash of ruby red lipstick, Scarlett Johansson bought a touch of old Hollywood glamor to Milan fashion week this year.The “Lost in Translation” star sat front row during Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2012 womenswear show. She has been the designers’ muse since 2009 when the duo launched their makeup line.In an exclusive interview with CNN, the 26-year-old actress opens up about the pressure she feels to maintain an “otherworldly idea of perfection” in an image-conscious industry, and explains how she divides her public and private persona.
CNN: What has it meant for you being the muse for Dolce & Gabbana?
Scarlett Johansson: Ever since I’ve had the curves enough to fit into their dresses, I’ve been wearing their stuff, and when I was approached to be the face of their makeup line, it felt like a very natural fit.It’s also very exciting for me to collaborate with the designers on the look of the campaign and to create this image of an independent, contemporary woman. The idea of this Golden Age of Hollywood glamor that the boys love, I love it too. I think we have the same mentality … the same sort of aesthetic.
The whole enterprise is falling apart. Egos, tempers, uneasy alliances and bad attitudes are threatening the group, and failure would be catastrophic. Luckily, we’re talking about the actual team of superheroes in the Marvel Studios movie The Avengers, not the cast and crew. In this week’s issue, EW takes a deep dive into the May 4, 2012 movie that will finally unite Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, and Chris Evans’ Captain America — along with Mark Ruffalo’s The Incredible Hulk, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow — on the big screen. We use the word “unite” loosely. “Just because they’re super heroes doesn’t mean they’re super friends,” says Renner.
It was a different story with the cast and crew: If anything, they got along too well. Far from home on the Albuquerque set, they had little to do except hang out together, maybe hit a Motley Cruë concert, or go dancing with writer-director Joss Whedon, who says he knew “every dance club in Albuquerque.” Whedon was actually counting on a little bit of friction, since there’s so much in the actual story. “I was like, well, if they hate each other, I guess we can use that,” he shrugs. “But they don’t.”
When he wasn’t out dancing, Whedon was obsessively rewriting dialogue. On the Iron Man movies, Downey was notorious for pushing for heat-of-the-moment script punch-ups (or as he puts it: “I dominated like a rabid, horny gorilla”). And even as part of an ensemble in Avengers, he still nudged Whedon to go a little farther in some scenes. The day EW was on set, Whedon (the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the acclaimed Astonishing X-Men comic book series) was scribbling out new pages of dialogue right before our eyes. Says the director, “There is a weird element of: they handed me one of the biggest movies of all time, and I’m making it up as I go.”
For more on The Avengers, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Sept. 30.
EDIT: Scans added to the gallery, click on the cover photo to see them!
source: Entertainment Weekly
After attending to Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2012 runway show, Scarlett went shopping through Milan, and at night she attended a dinner hosted by designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana at Gold restaurant in the city. I’ve added lots of pics to the gallery, and also more from the runway show. Check them out!
– Public Events 2011 > Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana Dinner at Gold Restaurant
- Public Events 2011 >Milan Fashion Week: D&G’s Spring/Summer 12 Fashion Show
Scarlett attended today to the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 runway show during the Milan Fashion Week, looking this flawless in a D&G lace dress and wavy hair. I’ve added some photos to the gallery, more coming soon!
– Public Events 2011 > Milan Fashion Week: D&G’s Spring/Summer 12 Fashion Show
This week, Oxfam Ambassador Actress Scarlett Johansson visited Kenya to see the devastating impact of the drought in East Africa. More than 13 million people are at risk because of a severe drought that has hit parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. In Somalia, the crisis has escalated to a famine.
She visited the Dadaab refugee camp, where tens of thousands of Somali refugees have arrived:
“The scale of poverty in Dadaab is overwhelming,” said Johansson. “I met countless women like Hawa, a local community leader, who lamented the seemingly endless struggle of the Somali people, as refugees of war and starvation and now left to suffer everyday life with the very barest of essentials.
She also visited the Turkana region of northern Kenya, where communities suffer from chronic droughts that have destroyed their lives and livelihoods.
“This is a longterm and escalating crisis exacerbated by political conflict, famine and drought that can no longer be ignored. Over half the Somalis that have died are children; an entire generation lost. This is no longer an issue that can only garner some attention, some of the time. Extreme action must be taken by the global community now.”
An Oxfam Ambassador since 2004, Scarlett visited the region to see Oxfam’s life-saving work. Oxfam aims to reach 3.5 million people with emergency relief, as well as helping with long-standing threats to livelihoods and building the resilience of the communities where it works.
– Charity Projects: Oxfam > Trip to Kenya – September 2011
Watch it here.
Scarlett Johansson is backing Scott Stringer to become mayor by hosting two hip fund-raisers for the Manhattan borough president.
The uptown and downtown events aim at two different voting groups on the same night. On Oct. 3, from 5:30 p.m., ScarJo will host a fete at the Plaza Hotel apartments, with tickets ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Then, at 7 p.m., the “Lost in Translation” star will spearhead a party at Sean MacPherson’s hipster-favorite Jane Ballroom in the West Village, where tickets will go for $50 to $1,000.
Sources tell us the star will also film Web campaign ads for Stringer.
“Scott’s passion for New York is contagious,” she told us. “We share a love for this city’s diversity and culture. As a native New Yorker with a political history dedicated to community development, Scott’s priorities echo my own,” she said.
Moët muse Scarlett attended a sit-down dinner and after-party at the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai (China) last night, to celebrate Moët’s century-long relationship with Asia. She was wearing a Marc Jacobs dress and looked fantastic! Check out some images:
– Public Events 2011 > Moët & Chandon Party at the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai
The summer campaign for Dolce & Gabbana’s make-up line was launched in August, and Scarl looked so glam and classy in the ads, which you can find in the gallery. Also, new stills and behind the scenes pics from We Bought a Zoo were released and two posters from The Avengers, click on the links to see them!
– Modeling: Dolce & Gabbana Make-Up > Spring/Summer 2011 Campaign
– Movies: We Bought a Zoo > Stills
- Movies: We Bought a Zoo > On the set – Unknown dates
– Movies: The Avengers >Posters and Covers