Scarlett Johansson Planning Political Career? Supports Hillary Clinton For President, But Will ‘Under The Skin’ Actress Run For Office Too? [VIDEO]

By Noelle Chehab September 3, 2013 1:01 PM EDT
Scarlett Johansson may be planning a political career, and is certainly leaving the options open after advocating for Barack Obama. (Photo: reuters)
Scarlett Johansson may be planning a political career, and is certainly leaving the options open after advocating for Barack Obama. (Photo: reuters)

Scarlett Johansson tirelessly advocated for Barack Obama during his re-election campaign, and the smoldering actress is now revealing her plans to trade in her career on screen for a role in politics.

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Johansson certainly has the brains and beauty to make her a tough political candidate, and the Under The Skin star revealed that a public service career might be her next move. "Do I imagine having a full-on political career? That seems like a stretch. But who knows?" Johansson told Harper's Bazaar. While the actress may not have White House ambitions, she said she's keeping her options open in terms of her political involvement.

Scarlett Johansson told Harper's Bazaar that she hasn't ruled out a political career, and revealed her support for Hilary Clinton as a presidential candidate. (Photo: Harper's Bazaar)
Scarlett Johansson told Harper's Bazaar that she hasn't ruled out a political career, and revealed her support for Hilary Clinton as a presidential candidate. (Photo: Harper's Bazaar)

"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," Johansson explained. Her passion for politics likely comes from her upbringing, as the blonde bombshell revealed civic duties were instilled upon her from an early age. "I come from a politically active family," Johansson said.

"To be an active member of the community, to be a responsible citizen and to engage politically have always been part of my awareness and part of my life," the actress explained. "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." Johansson certainly pushed her voting platform during President Obama's re-election campaign, and even starred in a video to inform women of their rights.

In a MoveOn.org ad, Johansson urged female voters to educate themselves on their rights involving hot-button issues like abortion and rape. "If you think this election won't affect you and your life, think again," Johansson said in the political video. It wasn't the first time women's right was the subject of conversation during Johansson's stint in the political arena. The Avengers star came under fire when it was revealed that she was exchanging personal emails with the president.

"It seemed to me to be like a product of extreme sexism," Johansson said of the backlash. "I kept thinking to myself, 'God, if this was just like, George Clooney or any other [Obama] surrogates or supporters, there wouldn't be [any] question about it. Nobody would even talk about it.'" A feminist at heart, it's no surprise that Johansson is a Hillary Clinton supporter, and she expressed her support for the female politician.

"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 said.

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