Eat your heart out, Ryan Reynolds: Scarlett Johansson has been named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire for the second time in her career.
“I’m the only woman to win twice, right?” the Don Jon star, who also received the title in 2006, asked the magazine. “You know, I gotta hustle. I’m a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work-theater, producing, this thing with Esquire.”
On a personal note, Johansson, who is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, revealed she didn’t know what jealousy was until she met her fiancé.
“I didn’t think I was a jealous person until I started dating my current, my one-and-only,” the sexy star reveals. “I think maybe in the past I didn’t have the same kind of investment. Not that I liked my partner less, I just wasn’t capable of it or caring that much.”
“Look, I’m with a Frenchman. I think jealousy comes with the territory,” explained the actress, who in addition to ex-husband Reynolds has been tied to Sean Penn and Jared Leto. “But I’d rather be with someone who’s a little jealous than someone who’s never jealous. There’s something a little dead-fish about them. A little depressing. It may not make sense, but you need to feel a little. I know, irrational, right?”
So how is Johansson celebrating her sexy status? By sitting around at home. “I’m taking a month-long vacation,” she said. “But I’m not going anywhere, which just makes it more of a staycation. There’s luxury in being near home. When you spend a lot of time, like I do, just standing around and waiting, or being moved from place to place, every minute gets consumed by something someone else has set up for you.”
“And it’s not like I’m always in a beautiful place wearing something gorgeous,” Johansson continued. “I’ve stood around bogs wearing half a million dollars’ worth of jewelry, up to my knees in the rot, thinking how much more or less the place smelled like a sewer than it did the day before. And that is not what you’d call a problem, exactly; it just wears you out. What I want to do right now is sleep late, read the paper. I’ve come to see that there’s something pretty great about having two hours to read.”
Read the complete interview with Scarlett Johansson, including lots of sexy snaps, in the November issue of Esquire on newsstands Oct. 15.