Close Close
Mother and Baby

Scarlett Johansson Wants To Be A 'Have It All' Mum

Section: Celebrity Mums

Engaged and pregnant with her first child, Scarlett Johansson wants to discover how to have a life that ticks every box

Scarlett Johansson has given a lot of magazine cover interviews in her time but this is the first since her pregnancy was all but confirmed.

Well, the interview was actually conducted for the Wall Street Journal magazine before news broke that 29-year-old Scarlett was expecting her first child (thanks to the loose lips of a Marvel producer), but her plan to become a mum was clear for all to see.

After the obligatory questions about her career - which is going great guns, in case you didn't know - Scarlett opened up about her desire to balance motherhood, work and a successful relationship, and it doesn't sound as if she'll settle for anything less than a life that delivers on all.

She said in the interview: '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 theater. I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly.'

I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly.

We wouldn't call her selfish, but we know all too well the struggle that many women suffer to try to keep on top of all areas of their life.

At least Scarlett doesn't expect it to be handed to her on a plate: 'I know that with that there will be some sacrifices. I know that's the struggle with working mothers and successful careers. It happens.'

Do you feel as if you've found a work/life/mum balance that works for you? Let us know in the comments section below.

Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Win £1,000 of Carpetright vouchers
Win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Create a fantasy world on your floor with your baby for your chance to win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick
Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick

Abeille Cellular Blankets, available fromHippychick, are delectably soft, made from 100% cotton and now available in six super-stylish colours. Click for your chance to win!

Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement
Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement

Blueiron is Scandinavia’s fastest-growing liquid iron supplement and has already helped thousands of women low in iron during pregnancy, breastfeeding and those with intense fitness regimes. Click for your chance to win!

Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks
Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks

Made from quinoa, lentils and chickpeas, and packed with vegetable protein, Kiddylicious Super Snacks help to keep your little ones whizzing about. Click for your chance to win!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator

Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.

Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.