No one gets celebrities talking quite like Howard Stern, whose hour-long confessional interviews have become an important stop for stars with something to promote. And, with Ghost in The Shell out this Friday, it was Scarlett Johansson’s turn in Stern’s hot seat. After getting the requisite niceties out of the way, it didn’t take long for Stern to grill the newly single actress on the intimate subjects that your average junket interviewer is usually told to avoid.
For instance, Stern asked Johansson how she coped with having her nude photos leaked online a few years ago. Johansson called the invasion of privacy “devastating,” and expressed major sympathy for her fellow actresses who’ve also been targeted by hackers over the years. “What more can I give you?” she wondered.
Stern also quizzed Johansson on what male celebrity she has the hots for. “Is it Brad Pitt? Who? If I said to you I could put you in a movie with so-and-so, who would it be?” he asked. “Honestly I’m like somebody who likes Gordon Ramsay,” she shot back. Johansson also mentioned Anthony Bourdain, so sharpen those knife skills, fella.
One of the more shocking moments in the 90-minute interview came when Johansson admitted that she’s been rejected by men in the past. Stern was appropriately shocked by the revelation, as was Scarjo, who said that she was “totally flabbergasted" when it happened. The 32-year-old actress didn’t name any names, but if the man who rejected one of the most desirable women alive is out there, and is for some reason reading this, please get in touch. We’d love to pick your brain and ask you one, very simple question: WTF!?