Scarlett Johansson says some risks are worth taking

Actress Scarlett Johansson. Photo / AFP
Actress Scarlett Johansson. Photo / AFP

Scarlett Johansson wants women to take more risks.

The 31-year-old actress has accomplished a lot in her two-decade-long career in the entertainment industry, and she has now said wants other women to start to "take risks", without worrying about failing.

Asked what advice she would give to young women, the Lucy star said: "I think I would say take risks. Take risks and don't be afraid to fail because the upside of that is just so rewarding ... I've really built a career on taking risks and sometimes it doesn't pan out but like I said, the upside has been hugely rewarding."

And the Captain America: Civil War actress also spoke out about how having her two-year-old daughter Rose - whom she shares with husband and journalist Romain Dauriac - has been "transformative" for her, and she is no longer "critical" of herself.

She told reporters at Variety's Power of Women Luncheon: "I think turning 30, having a child and coming into my own in the kind of creative space has been really transformative for me in a lot of ways.

I think just learning to be more accepting of myself and be less harsh, less critical."

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For Scarlett, the idea of women progressing into positions of power is something that she says happened naturally for her, as she claims her 20 years in the field makes her one of the most "experienced people in any given production".

She said: "I think for me it's been, it's kind of a natural progression. I've been working as an actor for over 20 years and I think I find at this stage in my career I often am probably one of the more experienced people in any given production that I'm working on. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but it just comes with working for such a long time."

- Bang! Showbiz

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