Scarlett Johansson talks politics: Hillary Clinton 'would make a wonderful president'Throwing her two cents into the 2016 race, the Hollywood beauty says she would choose Hillary Clinton if the former senator decided to run.
Scarlett Johansson is proud to be political.
Throwing her two cents into the 2016 race, the Hollywood beauty says she would choose Hillary Clinton if the former senator decides to run for President in 2016.
"I think Hillary Clinton would make a wonderful president. I think we could only benefit from having someone in office who has been a mother," Johansson says in an interview with the October issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, which is on sale Thursday. Hillary Clinton would be ‘a step forward,’ the ‘Avengers’ actress said.
"Women have a different perspective and appreciation of humanity because of that maternal instinct … [Clinton] can only be a step forward."
It's a fitting opinion for the "Avengers" actress; she was initially one of the big names rumored to be vying for the role of Clinton in an upcoming biopic about the former First Lady, but her reps later confirmed that Johansson wasn't approached.
While the avid President Obama supporter is best known for being one of Hollywood's sexiest leading ladies, Johansson says it's her civic duty to participate in the elections.
"I come from a politically active family," she said. "More than anything else, I believe that if everyone exercised the right to vote, the right choice would be made by the nation as a whole."
In fact, the actress tells the mag that she hasn't ruled out a future in Washington, D.C.
"That seems like a stretch," she said. "But who knows? I don't limit the possibilities. If I have more time, I may be able to lend a bigger voice to politics. I never close the door on those kinds of things."
"Luckily, I'm relatively uninteresting," she said about her ability to keep a low profile despite being in the spotlight.
"I've always tried, as much as possible, to keep the prying eye at arm's length, which doesn't always work in my favor - but I think if you establish that early on, you remain relatively unscathed."