Scarlett Johansson Addresses Her Recent Weight Loss

April 14, 2009 By:
Scarlett Johansson Addresses Her Recent Weight Loss

Scarlett Johansson is one of the few actresses who has maintained her curves, despite the trend to stay stick thin in Hollywood. She recently came under fire for appearing to have dropped a significant amount of weight to prepare for her role of The Black Widow in Iron Man 2.

So Scarlett decided to write an article for The Huffington Post responding to her new “superhero shape” and how much the media has exaggerated her workout routines. She writes:

“Since dedicating myself to getting into "superhero shape," several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I've been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I've never met, eating sprouted grains I can't pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5'3" frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I'm a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I'd have to part with both arms. And a foot. I'm frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.”

Scarlett goes on to write about the real problem facing women in our country…eating disorders. She says, “How are we supposed to view articles highlighting celebrity cellulite and not sulk in the mirror, imagining a big red arrow pointing to various parts of our bodies? The media has packaged for us an unhealthy idea that one must suffer loss, be in the middle of a nervous breakdown, feel pressure from friends or coworkers, battle divorce or have a bitter dispute with an ex in order to get into acceptable bikini shape.”

She wraps up her rant with a stern message to tabloids, writing,” I'm not normally the type to dignify toilet paper rags with a response, but in this case I feel it's my responsibility to comment. In a way, I'm glad some dummy journalist (and I use the term "journalist" loosely) is banking on my "deflating" so that I can address the issue straight from my healthy heart.”

She definitely has a point. And props to her for maintaining a healthy weight in Hollywood! For Scarlett’s full Huffington Post blog, click HERE.