'I felt so bad, like I was missing out on this random person’s life ― I can’t do this! I’m too fragile,' said Johansson.
We all have a love-hate relationship with social media. Despite spending hours on it, sometimes we feel the need to take a break and stay away from it for a while. Scarlett Johansson feels the same. The actor recently shared her views on social media and explained why she is not on any platforms. She said that she is "too fragile a person to have social media," reports HuffPost.
“I can’t, my ego is too fragile,” Johansson said on The Skinny Confidential Him and Her Podcast. “I can’t deal with it, my brain is too fragile. I’m like a delicate flower.” The “Marriage Story” star revealed that she had an Instagram account for three days which only made her more resolute about not using social media.
“When I started realizing that I’d spent 20 minutes looking at somebody’s Instagram page... someone who worked for a friend of mine,” she said. “I now know you have a pit bull and two daughters and you live in, like, Burbank. I was like, I just wasted 17 minutes of time.”
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The actor said it made her want to live someone else's life. “I now feel like I should move to California, get this specific dog and change my life in all these ways,” she said of her thoughts after surfing through someone else's Instagram account. “I felt so bad, like I was missing out on this random person’s life ― I can’t do this! I’m too fragile. I have so much anxiety about other things, I can’t.”
However, she does like the appeal of some apps, like TikTok. The "Black Widow" actor shared that she becomes “like a 3-year-old with their mom’s phone where I get completely absorbed into it.”
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“So, that’s why I know I can’t have it,” she added. Johansson also opened up about the challenges of parenting in her interview. "I remember my daughter," she said. "My daughter is 8-and-a-half. When she was 2, I thought, 'This is great. I don't know what everybody is talking about.' And then she turned 3, and it was like being in an emotionally abusive relationship."
"It's just so intense. No reasoning. Very intense emotional swings and like, so bossy and adamant, and it's just crazy," she added.
She also spoke about the positive side of being a parent. "Having a baby is so lovely," she said. "They're so cute. They sit there, and they love you, and then that's it. And you just get, like, love from them. Whereas you get a lot of grief from toddlers. Like, everything you do is not right, which is hard."
The actor revealed how since becoming a mother, she has been thinking differently about work. "I work, usually like, 15-hour days, you know, so if I'm gonna be working on something and have to relocate everybody, it's adventurous in some ways for the kids," Johansson said.
"But they also need stability, too. So now that my daughter is older, I don't work in the same way that I used to work when I was, you know, 25 years old," she said. "I was very career-driven and focused at that time, and less focused on personal growth."