Pregnant Scarlett Johansson Wants to be a Working Mom

Actress Scarlett Johansson is currently pregnant with her first child and says she plans to be a working mom. Scarlett says she has no plans to put her career on hold just because she’ll be a mother. She says she’ll “selfishly” balance her home life with her work when she welcomes the baby:

”It seems so stressful to not be able to spend time with your family because you’re constantly chasing the tail of your own success. There must exist a world in which I can balance those things… Be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my own, develop things, do theatre. I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly.”

Scarlett admits she knows there will be some sacrifices along the way as a mother and an actress:

”I know that with that there will be some sacrifices. I know that’s the struggle with working mothers and successful careers. It happens.”

She believes that once she’s a mother, Hollywood will see her differently which isn’t something that happens to male actors:

‘With [male actors] it just doesn’t happen that way. You can be every woman’s fantasy, and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever.”