Scoop: Scarlett Johansson glad she found fame 10 years ago

Scarlett Johansson is glad she became famous a decade ago because she's not sure she would have coped if she had been thrown into the limelight now.
Scarlett Johansson is glad she became famous a decade ago because she's not sure she would have coped if she had been thrown into the limelight now. Bang Showbiz

SCARLETT Johansson is glad she found fame 10 years ago.

The 29-year-old actress - who shot into the limelight after starring in 'Lost in Translation' in 2003 - doesn't think she would have been able to cope with her celebrity status if she had been a teenager now.

She explained to USA Today: "When I was first becoming more publicly recognisable, I was probably about 18 or 19 and that was 10 years ago - I look at kids that are 18 or 19 now and coming into the spotlight, that would be excruciating. I feel very fortunate that I was able to have a bit of a smoother transition into my young adulthood without having people videotaping me."

The blonde beauty - who is expecting her first child with her fiancé Romain Dauriac - insists she'll never join any social networking sites because she doesn't want to be criticised for everything she posts online.

She said: "It seems much more complicated now. If you're constantly feeling like you're being hunted, that's going to drive you nuts. You have to be wise about the choices you make."

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