This just in from the Department of That Makes Sense: Scarlett Johansson has been named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire, which has bestowed the honor and its attendant cover for 2013.
It's not Johansson's first time at this rodeo, either. Seven years ago, at the tender age of 21, she earned the same heady title. But her two-time sexy crown and her other successes are not lost on her.
"You know, I gotta hustle. I'm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right?" the "Don Jon" star tells the mag.
"Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work — theater, producing, this thing with Esquire."
The former Mrs. Ryan Reynolds (they split in 2010) is experiencing a new type of sexy with current beau Romain Dauriac, to whom she's reportedly engaged. The type where a tinge of jealousy on both sides is part of the bargain.
"Look, I'm with a Frenchman. I think jealousy comes with the territory," she says. "But I'd rather be with someone who's a little jealous than someone who's never jealous. There's something a little dead fish about them. A little bit depressing. It may not make sense, but you need to feel it a little. I know, irrational, right?"
"I didn't think I was a jealous person," she continues, "until I started dating my current, my one-and-only. I think maybe in the past I didn't have the same kind of investment.
"Not that I liked my partner less, I just wasn't capable of it or caring that much."
Look for Johansson to reprise her sexy Black Widow role next year in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
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