Scarlett Johansson Reflected On "Embarrassing" Past Career Controversies

"It can be embarrassing to have the experience of, 'Wow, I was really off mark there.'"

Scarlett Johansson is taking some time to reflect on her past mistakes, joking in a new interview that she's "made a career" out of controversies.

Scarlett Johansson smiling at a press event

Speaking to the Gentlewoman for their spring/summer issue, the Black Widow actor said it has been "embarrassing" for her in the past to have to admit when she was wrong.

Scarlett Johansson looking serious at a press event

Reflecting on those past controversies, Scarlett told the Gentlewoman, "I'm going to have opinions about things, because that's just who I am."

"Everyone has a hard time admitting when they're wrong about stuff," the 36-year-old continued. "And for all of that to come out publicly, it can be embarrassing."

Johansson smiling at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

However, Scarlett went on to say she believes it's "unfair" to expect actors to "have a public role in society" and be exemplary role models just because they're in the public eye.

Johansson looking serious

"Whatever you say, whether it's politically correct or not, any statement you make, or how you live your life, people are obviously going to take issue with it," she said. "We judge each other all the time."

Johansson looking over her shoulder

Read Scarlett Johansson's full cover story with the Gentlewoman here.

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