Scarlett Johansson says "nothing wrong" with nude photos

Tue Nov 1, 2011 1:27pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Scarlett Johansson has addressed her nude photo scandal from earlier this year, saying there was nothing wrong with her taking the photos, in an interview with Vanity Fair on Tuesday.

"I know my best angles," said Johansson. "They were sent to my husband," referring to her now ex-husband, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds.

"There's nothing wrong with that. It's not like I was shooting a porno. Although there's nothing wrong with that either," added "The Avengers" actress.

Johansson fell victim to leaked nude photos in September, after a hacker infiltrated her private email account.

The photos show the 26 year-old actress in a towel with an exposed backside, while another shows her topless. They were posted on several celebrity gossip websites.

The hacker, Christopher Chaney from Florida, was arrested in October and charged with 26 counts of cyber-related crime, including leaking private photos from Johansson and other actresses including Mila Kunis and Vanessa Hudgens.

Johansson, who usually is reluctant to speak about her private life, also touched on her divorce from Reynolds, 35, earlier this year after two years or marriage.

"I didn't really know what to do with myself. It was such a strange time. There was nothing that was interesting to me. I had a very public separation. It was difficult. I felt very uncomfortable," said the actress.

The "Lost in Translation" star will next be seen alongside Matt Damon in the Christmas-themed movie "We Bought A Zoo."

The full interview will be in the December issue of Vanity Fair, available on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on Nov 3, and nationwide on Nov 9.

(Reporting and Writing by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

<p>Cast member Scarlett Johansson smiles at the premiere of the movie "He's Just Not That Into You" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>