It seems Scarlett Johansson has been thinking about babies for some time.
Weeks before news broke that the actress is expecting, Johansson spoke to the Wall Street Journal magazine about wanting to have it all — love, career and even kids.
“It seems so stressful to not be able to spend time with your family because you’re constantly chasing the tail of your own success,” Johansson said in the April issue of WSJ magazine, which appeared online Monday. “There must exist a world in which I can balance those things, be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my own, develop things, do theater. I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly.”
At 29, Johansson is already one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Last September, she became engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac. Then earlier this month, People magazine confirmed that the actress is pregnant.
The “Avengers” star understands she will have to compromise while balancing family and career.
“I know that with that there will be some sacrifices,” she told WSJ. “I know that’s the struggle with working mothers and successful careers. It happens.”
She also pointed out a double standard with male actors.
“You can be every woman’s fantasy, and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever,” she said.
With a new baby reportedly on the way, Johansson isn’t exactly planning her wedding.
“Our plan is to get married at some point,” she told the magazine.