Scarlett Johansson Not Apologizing For Nude Pics

If you were looking for shame and a statement of contrition after Scarlett Johansson’s little nudie-pic scandal… well, you clearly don’t know Scarlett very well. The actress is making a command appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair’s December issue without a hint of embarrassment; in fact, her cover photo has her giving us what can only be described as the world’s most epic-sexy “bitch, please” look. And inside, a photo shoot by Mario Sorrenti is accompanied by one of ScarJo’s trademark, statement-making interviews.

Like we said, there are no apologies here—but Scarlett does have something to say about the steamy images that hit the web after a d-bag hacker stole them from her phone.

“They were sent to my husband,” she said of the photos. “There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno… although there’s nothing wrong with that either.”

Attagirl, Scarlett. (And if any of you ever find yourselves in the midst of a naked-photo scandal, may we suggest shrugging it off with similar panache? Because WOW.) But while she’s fairly unfazed by the violation of her privacy, it does seem like the experience of being exposed was a last-straw moment for the actress, who now admits to thinking about spending the rest of her career somewhere other than right in the spotlight.

“I would like to direct,” she said. “I’d be happy to work behind the camera, forever.”

And indeed, behind the camera may be the only safe place for a star to maintain some semblance of a private life—something Scarlett expresses all too poignantly: “There’s no such thing as an aura of mystery anymore. It doesn’t exist. That’s a thing of the past.”

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