Scarlett Johansson speaks out about balancing motherhood with work
Scarlett Johansson has opened up about balancing her life as a parent with her demanding career, admitting she leaves work “behind” for her daughter.
The Ghost in the Shell actress recently spoke about how she continued to breastfeed while shooting scenes for the film and revealed that doing so kept her “grounded”.
Speaking to E! News, Scarlett said: “Even when I was shooting [Ghost in the Shell] I was still nursing.
“That is a very grounding [thing.] If you ever needed to return to yourself, that is a pretty wonderful way to come back to yourself when you go home.”
The star also spoke about how she chooses to balance motherhood with a busy acting schedule. She explained: “You have to leave all that work stuff behind and be able to present with your kid. I am very thankful that’s my reality at the end of the day.”
Scarlett is currently in the midst of a custody battle with her ex-husband Romain Dauriac over their three-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy. The pair separated after two-and-a-half years of marriage, Scarlett’s attorney Judith Poller serving Romain’s lawyer Harold Mayerson with divorce papers.
Mayerson has now confirmed that Romain wishes to raise Rose in his native France and is going to take the matter to court. The lawyer stated: “He plans to petition the court to allow him and his daughter to move to France.”
“He [Romain] believes that her schedule makes it impossible for her [Scarlett] to have physical custody – unless she intends to have her children raised by nannies and helpers.”
The actress has refused to discuss the topic with the press for the sake of her daughter. She said in a statement: “As a devoted mother and private person and with complete awareness that my daughter will one day be old enough to read the news about herself, I would only like to say that I will never, ever be commenting on the dissolution of my marriage.
“Out of respect for my desires as a parent and out of respect for all working moms, it is with kindness that I ask other parties involved and the media to do the same. Thank you.”