In a time when the world and its dog seems to be jumping on Twitter to promote their latest DVD / book / bowel movement, it comes as a refreshing change to hear that Scarlett Johansson has no intentions of following the Hollywood trend for social networking.
“I don’t have a Facebook or a Twitter account,” she told Star magazine, “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.’”
“That, to me, is a very strange phenomenon,” she continues. “I can’t think of anything I’d rather do less than have to continuously share details of my everyday life.”
Not that she disapproves of those who do, you understand. She just can’t seem to get her head around the idea of additional, voluntary disclosure, in a world where Hollywood stars already have the tabloid press rooting through their bins.
“I guess they use it in a way that works for them,” she says of her more publicity-hungry contemporaries, “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.”
Given the media intrusion that saw naked pictures of her land on the internet earlier this year, it’s an understandable sentiment. Meanwhile, Scarlett can soon be seen fully-clothed in Cameron Crowe’s We Bought A Zoo , which arrives in UK cinemas on 16 March 2012.