Scarlett Johnasson had quite the memorable Oscars in 2015!
The 32-year-old actress covers Marie Claire‘s March issue, and tells a hilarious story involving her and close friends Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. The Ghost in the Shell star was presenting at the Oscars that year and brought her breast pump along, for her now 2-year-old daughter, Rose.
“I had to bring my breast pump, because I was nursing and every ounce is like liquid gold,” Johansson explains.
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Later, Consuelos tried to help Johansson by carrying her purse, though the two got separated.
“Somehow, Mark got ahold of my breast pump — in a bag with all the milk, ice packs in there, and sh**,” she recalls. “He grabbed it out of my hand, but our cars got separated.”
“Apparently, Kelly looked over, and she was like, ‘Wait a minute — is that Scarlett’s breast pump? We’ve got to get it back!’ because she knew how panicked I would be,” she continues. “We finally ended up at the same party three hours later, and Mark was like, ‘I’m so sorry.'”
Johansson remains candid in the interview, discussing hot topics like the wage gap, and how no subject is off-limits with her and her gal-pals.
“I want to talk about what’s happening with your vagina,” she says bluntly. “I want to know why it hates you or whatever. I want to compare and contrast notes. I want to talk about sex and all that stuff.”
The actress explains why it’s been so important for her to talk politics. Last month, Johansson gave a rousing speech at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., where she talked about her own history with Planned Parenthood.
“[I believe] that it is really important to hear people in various positions of power voice their opinions, their story. Why not?” she explains. “Why can’t I have the voice? Why can’t I use my platform? What’s the point of having it if you don’t use it? If you don’t want to get involved, please, the noise is loud enough. But if you’ve got something to say, say it.”
Johansson is currently the highest grossing actress of all time, but downplays the achievement.
“Just because I’m the top-grossing actress of all time does not mean I’m the highest paid,” she points out. “I’ve had to fight for everything that I have. It’s such a fickle and political industry.”
“Some people felt I should talk about my personal struggle in order to shed a spotlight on the greater issue,” she later says about the wage gap, which other actresses like Jennifer Lawrence have been outspoken about. “Maybe I’m being presumptuous, but I assumed it was obvious that women in all positions struggle for equality. It’s always an uphill battle and fight. My experience with my close female friends and family is that the struggle is real for everybody. Everyone has been discriminated against or harassed — sexism is real.”
Through her choice of films, Johansson hopes to set a good example for her daughter … though not until she’s old enough!
“I don’t think she’s allowed to see any of the movies I’ve made, other than Sing,” she admits. “I’ll be happy when she’s old enough to show her movies where I kicked some a**.”
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Last month, People reported that Johansson split from her husband of two years, Romain Dauriac, over the summer. Still, the two stepped out together in New York City shortly after the split reports, putting on a united front.
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