Scarlett Johansson: I'm entitled to privacy

Sep 26, 2011 at 10:18 a.m. ET

Scarlett Johansson's nude photo scandal was the subject of a recent interview with CNN -- or was it? Without actually addressing the topic at hand the actress asserted her stance on the importance of privacy.

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson's nude photos were hacked and made public just two weeks ago. In the first interview since the invasion of her personal photos which warranted the FBI's involvement, the 26-year-old spoke about the issue of privacy with CNN.

When asked why it's important to protect her privacy, particularly when it comes to those who are illegally trying to breach it, Scarlett Johansson didn't hold back. "I think the question is sort of redundant," the actress replied. "Who doesn't want to protect their own privacy?"

She continued to CNN's David McKenzie, "Just because you're in the spotlight or just because you're an actor or make films doesn't mean that you're not entitled to your own personal privacy. No matter what the context, when that is sieged in some way it feels unjust, it feels wrong."

Not surprisingly, friends of Scarlett Johansson, pictured here at Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, worry for her and bring up the issue of invasion of privacy. "I've gotten that response from many people that I've met now," she continued. "They say 'how do you deal with the invasion of privacy?' I don't know. To me it's an adjustment. There are certainly instances I think where you give a lot of yourself, finally you just kind of put your foot down and say 'wait, I'm taking it back.'"

Watch the clip of Scarlet Johansson talking with CNN here:

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