Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson gets candid about what she wants when it comes to relationships and reveals her unwritten rules in dating. Known for her badass roles in Marvel films and action movies such as Ghost in the Shell, the actress’ early career filled her portfolio with romantic comedy projects.
Johansson starred in 2009’s He’s Just Not That Into You alongside an ensemble cast: Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, and Ginnifer Goodwin. The early 2000s saw a whole slew of rom-com films that not only made fans fall in love and cry their hearts out but also taught them lessons in life.
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Scarlett Johansson Reveals Her Non-Negotiable Dating Rules
In her interview with Julie Chen for CBS, Scarlett Johansson revealed her rules in dating in relation to her famed rom-com film, He’s Just Not That Into You. The actress shared:
“If he really doesn’t call, I would say forget it. I think that’s the unwritten rule is that the guy should call the girl. It’s the unwritten rule.”
The actress also specified another important rule is to stop obsessing over every text message:
“I don’t like neediness in any way. It’s nice to feel wanted, and it’s nice to be romanced and all of that, but I need to have my time to do things with my friends and my family, and so when somebody’s calling me too much, it gives me anxiety like, what’s wrong, what happened, who died?”
Furthermore, Johansson said that being an actress gives her the chance to discuss things concerning her project, but still she wants to keep her life private:
“I’m an actor, and it’s fun to come and talk about the movies that we’re promoting, but when it comes down to it, there are so many things that we have, our personal things, our relationships or family, and I’ve pulled those very sacred. I’m not willing to sacrifice my privacy just for a juicy scoop.”
Johansson seems quite firm with her general rules of love and won’t lower her standards when it comes to dating. After her divorce from actor Ryan Reynolds and businessman Romain Dauriac, the Marvel star is happily married to comedian Colin Jost since 2020.
She and her husband dated for two years before getting engaged in May 2019. They married the following year amid the pandemic in a small and intimate ceremony.
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Where To Watch: ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ (2009)
He’s Just Not That Into You follows a group of lovers and best friends in their 20s and 30s, all navigating life through the complexities of modern dating and relationships. Directed by Ken Kwapis and distributed by New Line Cinema, the movie earned $178.9 million and was generally favored by viewers.
Usually, romantic comedies tend to deliver shallow content and are just for entertainment purposes, but He’s Just Not That Into You managed to give more than that. A review from The Independent Critic said:
“What makes ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ rise above mediocrity is a cast that manages to infuse the entire affair with moments of sheer, sparkly humanity and hilarious wonder.”
All in all, Scarlett Johansson’s 2009 movie is a great pick for laidback weekend nights. He’s Just Not That Into You is available to stream on Netflix.