Scarlett Johansson graces the cover of Parade magazine and talks about marriage and motherhood. The ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron” star rocks a silver motorcycle jacket and her new short haircut and, as always, is looking fabulous.

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She didn’t get named Esquire magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ twice for no reason after all! And now, the 30-year-old actress is a new mother; she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac, with husband Romain Dauriac, an art curator from France.

In the days leading up to the release of the sure-to-be blockbuster Scarlett Johansson has become a favorite cover star, and she has put her post-baby body on full display.

She told ‘Parade’ magazine what it has like for her to be a mother, and said, “The biggest joy that I have is looking at my daughter. When I’m just hanging out with her and we’re doing silly stuff and if I make her laugh, the feeling of joy I have is explosive..If only you could actually bottle that and carry it around.”

She also opened up about married life. She married Romain Dauriac last year, and it was her second time down the aisle; she was previously married to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds. Thus far, the couple has escaped some of the excesses of tabloid and paparazzi exposure, and have lived quietly, dividing their time between France and the US.

She said of her marriage that it “takes a lot of work.” She elaborated, saying It takes a man who’s not only confident in the love that you have for one another, but confident in what he has going on in his own career.”

She added, “He has to be in a field that’s completely different from yours. My husband’s also involved in art. What’s important to him is the recognition that he gets from his job, and that has nothing to do with my job.”

And it’s quite a job! As fans know, the actress reprises her role as the sexy Black Widow — and alter ego Natasha Romanoff — in the Marvel Universe ‘Avengers’ franchise. She said, “I really enjoy playing this character. She was really the first female superhero, a reluctant one.” She went on to say, “She’s never really been able to forge close relationships with anybody. She’s a lone wolf.”

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is in the midst of its international rollout, and you can see some of the red carpet photos below! As for the rest of the interview, check out every single word of it, along with Scarlett Johansson’s Parade magazine here. Behind-the-scenes video below!

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