Jo­hans­son: Women should take more risks

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Scar­lett Jo­hans­son wants women to take more risks. The 31-year-old ac­tress has ac­com­plished a lot in her two-decade-long ca­reer in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, and she has now said wants other women to start to “take risks”, with­out wor­ry­ing about fail­ing. Asked what ad­vice she would give to young women, the ‘Lucy’ star said: “I think I would say take risks. Take risks and don’t be afraid to fail be­cause the up­side of that is just so re­ward­ing ... I’ve re­ally built a ca­reer on tak­ing risks and some­times it doesn’t pan out but like I said, the up­side has been hugely re­ward­ing.” And the ‘Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War’ ac­tress also spoke out about how hav­ing her two-year-old daugh­ter Rose - whom she shares with hus­band and jour­nal­ist Ro­main Dau­riac - has been “trans­for­ma­tive” for her, and she is no longer “crit­i­cal” of her­self. She told re­porters at Va­ri­ety’s Power of Women Lun­cheon: “I think turn­ing 30, hav­ing a child and com­ing into my own in the kind of cre­ative space has been re­ally trans­for­ma­tive for me in a lot of ways. I think just learn­ing to be more ac­cept­ing of my­self and be less harsh, less crit­i­cal.” For Scar­lett, the idea of women pro­gress­ing into po­si­tions of power is some­thing that she says hap­pened nat­u­rally for her, as she claims her 20 years in the field makes her one of the most “ex­pe­ri­enced peo­ple in any given production”. She said: “I think for me it’s been, it’s kind of a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion. I’ve been work­ing as an ac­tor for over 20 years and I think I find at this stage in my ca­reer I of­ten am prob­a­bly one of the more ex­pe­ri­enced peo­ple in any given production that I’m work­ing on. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but it just comes with work­ing for such a long time.”

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