Scarlett Johansson cradles daughter Rose while filming Ghost In The Shell in NZ

She is set to play the role of a crime-fighting cyborg in the her upcoming film Ghost In The Shell. But it appears, Scarlett Johansson’s most beloved role is that of a mother to her 16-month-old daughter, Rose. The 31-year-old American actress was seen tenderly cradling the tiny tot in her arms as she strolled through Cuba Street Mall in Wellington during a break from filming in New Zealand.

Despite having an entourage with her including a nanny, the hands-on mother-of-one insisted on carrying her daughter. The doting mother’s little one was seen resting her head on the actress’s shoulder as Scarlett sauntered along the pavement. The blonde beauty stopped off at a local bookstore where she purchased Jeffrey Eugenides’ best seller, The Marriage Plot, leaving her toddler in her pram under the watchful eye of her nanny.

Emerging from the store with the romance novel in her arms, the group continued their jaunt, before stopping off once more for ice cream at a nearby cafe. The actress dressed comfortably for the occasion in a pair of light-wash, high-waist jeans with the bottoms rolled up.

She added a grey sweater, before accessorising her ensemble with a messenger purse, glasses and a newsboy cap, which aided in her disguise as she attempted to fly under the radar. The red carpet regular finished off her casual look with a pair of bright pink trainers

Going makeup-free for the occasion, the Hollywood star looked youthful and made sure to don her sizable engagement ring and a delicate silver necklace. Meanwhile, Rose was also warmly dressed in a eclectic ensemble of blue and red printed tights, a bright yellow parka jacket, pink socks and purple shoes.

The BAFTA Award winner arrived in Wellington with her French husband Romain Dauriac several weeks ago, and has been making her way around town largely unrecognised. In an article published by the New Zealand Herald, one local said that Scarlett ‘arrived at a local south Wellington gym fairly innocuously with a group, she was wearing trainers, training gear and a hat.


‘To the uninitiated no-one would have known she was a star,’ the source added. Scarlett, her husband and her daughter are understood to be living in a gated mansion in the coastal suburb of Seatoun Heights overlooking the Wellington Harbour for the next two months as she films Ghost In The Shell.


The movie is based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow and is set in 2029. Scarlett is set to play a female special ops cyborg, Motoko Kusanagi, who leads an elite task force called Section 9 as they try to bring down notorious hacker Puppet Master. She will appear alongside English actor Sam Riley (Maleficent) and will be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).

Author: Rana Abdullah

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