Scarlett Johansson Neither A 'Follower' Nor 'Friend' of Twitter, Facebookby: Posted:
One would think it impossible that there would be anything, any one virtue about Scarlett Johansson that seemingly nobody bothers appreciating. But I think I've found one.
It really should be enough that she's not only so smart, but that she runs upon such an even keel. It should be enough that she eschews seductive, entrapping excesses of fame, fortune and being recognizable and renowned.
But as if none of that would be enough - she's so plain-spoken when asked about it. She makes points so elegantly simple, speaking in such timeless truths, that really finding a point worth disagreeing over quickly shows its futility.
In the ultimate in ironies, she's sometimes been most candid about why she's so notoriously guarded. Unlike with some famous folk, it has little to do with insecurity and everything to do with treasuring the parts of herself that any of us would justify refusing to share. It was only months ago that hackers breached her cellphone and suddenly, the lovely but soft-spoken and private co-star of 2012's "The Avengers" in her birthday suit was paradise by a laptop monitor's light.
She recently told Interview Magazine - without ever demonizing anybody who does indulge in the time-swamp excesses of Twitter and Facebook - just why she won't follow and make friends with either social network: to her, it's just unnecessary.
What would putting myself there really accomplish, she seems to ask?
"I don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, and I don't know how I feel about this idea of, 'Now, I'm eating dinner, and I want everyone to know that I'm having dinner at this time,' or 'I just mailed a letter and dropped off my kids," Johannson said. "That, to me, is a very strange phenomenon. I can't think of anything I'd rather do less than have to continuously share details of my everyday life.
"I guess [others] use it in a way that works for them. But I'd rather that people had less access to my personal life. If I could keep it that way, I'd be a happy lady."
Well said. And on that note:
Enjoy the singing Scarlett's take on the sweet "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - with Dean Martin!