Scarlett Johansson opens up about nude photo scandal
Scarlett Johansson has finally spoken up about the recent nude photo scandal, which spurred an FBI investigation.
"Just because you're in the spotlight or just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy," Johansson told CNN's David McKenzie in a recent interview. "If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong."
The photos in question may have been stolen and sent from Johansson's cell phone, Fox News reported earlier in the month, adding: "The FBI is aware of the alleged hacking incident and is looking into it."
The 26-year-old actress rarely addresses her personal life, but told CNN that life in the spotlight has been difficult.
"It's an adjustment, but there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say, 'No wait, I'm taking it back,'" Johansson continued.
The photos made their internet debut shortly before the release of the trailer for Johansson's new film, "We Bought a Zoo."
The nude photos, which appear on websites such as Perez Hilton.com, appear to have been taken by the woman seen in them. She is seen looking into the camera while lying on her back and also poses in front of a mirror.
Other reported victims of hackers include Christina Aguilera, Jessica Alba, Miley Cyrus, Ali Larter and Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, People magazine said.
"Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively was also the target of a nude photo scandal in May. Pictures featuring a naked woman who resembled the actress appeared online weeks before the release of her new film "Green Lantern," which stars Johansson's ex-husband Ryan Reynolds.
Also earlier this year, a fresh batch of nude photos of actress Vanessa Hudgens also surfaced online. Her attorney said the actress was very upset about the leak. The former star of Disney's "High School Musical" franchise had apologized to her young fans in 2007 after a first group of naked pictures of her hit the Internet.
Johansson was named GQ's "Babe of the Year" in 2010 and is known for films such as "Lost in Translation," "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Iron Man 2,' which saw her playing the Black Widow. She reprises her role in the 2012 film "The Avengers."
"We Bought a Zoo" is Johansson's latest movie and is slated for release on December 23. The film is based on a memoir by Benjamin Mee and tells of a family man, played by Matt Damon, who buys a zoo and aims to renovate it following the death of his wife. Johansson portrays his girlfriend.
See Scarlett Johansson's CNN interview below.