Seven years after being named Esquire magazine’s hottest woman alive, Scarlett Johansson has earned the title for a second time. Johansson, who also won in 2006, is the first woman to get the honor twice. The acclaimed actress, whose films include Girl With A Pearl Earring and The Avengers, celebrated the accolade with a cover shoot for the popular glossy monthly.
Last year’s winner was Black Swan actress Mila Kunis. Johansson jokingly tells the magazine she’s ‘gotta hustle’ and ‘pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop.’ But she wasn’t always fawned over by casting agents. In a recent feature with Interview Magazine she revealed that her voice originally lost her roles.
‘There was someone in my older brother’s class who was doing some commercials and theater, so my mom took me to that kids agent because I loved musicals. They didn’t want me though. I was devastated. I thought it was the end of my career.
‘That’s when I realised that by crying I could get whatever I wanted. ‘I was always terrible at commercials because my voice was so deep. At the age of 9, I sounded like a whiskey-drinking, chain-smoking fool. Wasn’t going to sell Jell-O with that voice’
The 28-year-old actress is also off-the-market. She recently went public with her engagement to former French journalist Romain Dauriac – a move which will mark her second marriage. She split from Ryan Reynolds in 2010.
She says jealousy ‘comes with the territory’ with a Frenchman but she prefers being with someone ‘who’s a little jealous.’ The November issue of Esquire hits newsstands.