Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Fiance Romain Dauriac, Jokes He’s “Overly Into His Emotions”

Scarlett Johansson on the May 2014 cover of Vanity Fair magazine
Vanity Fair's May 2014 cover star, pregnant Scarlett Johansson, opens up about why her relationship with fiance and baby daddy Romain Dauriac works so well  Craig McDean exclusively for Vanity Fair

So much for birds of a feather flocking together. Some actors prefer to date other actors, so their partners can relate to what they're going through — but Scarlett Johansson is not one of them. Gracing the cover of Vanity Fair's May 2014 issue, the pregnant Avengers star says it's easier to be with a non-actor like her fiance, French journalist Romain Dauriac.

"It is [easier], but it's more than that," Johansson, 29, explains of her relationship with Dauriac, with whom she is expecting her first child. "We do different things. He's in the whole art-scene world. So it's nice, because we can enjoy each other's worlds, but we don't have our crazy conflicting schedules and all that other stuff to contend with." 

Among that "other stuff," she says, is a certain artistic temperament common in showbiz. "And, you know, of course, actors, in general, they're obsessed with emotions," the star tells the mag. Then, laughing, she adds, "Although, [Romain is] French, so he's also probably overly into his emotions."

Prior to meeting Dauriac, the Under the Skin star was married to actor Ryan Reynolds, whom she divorced in 2010 after two years of marriage. (He has since found love with Blake Lively, whom he wed in September 2012.) Their relationship coincided with a time in her life when Johansson was questioning her career.

"I was uninspired by my job for a period of time," she tells Vanity Fair of her work before 2009. "I didn't really understand what the purpose of it was, other than to stay relevant, which is so not what it's about. But doing the play [A View From the Bridge on Broadway], I realized I could still own my own performance, that it was mine to present however I wanted to."

That confidence helped her land the part of the Black Widow in Marvel's gargantuan Avengers franchise, which includes the new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. "If you want something, you have to go for it," Johansson says of campaigning for the role. "That's something I learned early on. I was really competitive at a young age."

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