ScarJo explains why she thinks monogamy is for suckers

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Scarlett Johansson

Talking to Playboy, she explained she didn't think it was natural to be with one person

After the breakdown of her second marriage with French journalist Romain Dauriac, it seems Scarlett Johansson is having some second thoughts on monogamy.

The star recently sat down with Playboy - a.k.a. the home of polygamy - to talk about why she didn't think people were "designed" to be with only one person.

"I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it's a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a beautiful thing," she said.

"I don't think it's natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it's work. It's a lot of work."

ScarJo then went on to say she didn't believe she was alone in thinking that binding marriage contracts are hard work.

"[The] fact that it is such work for so many people - for everyone - the fact of that proves that it is not a natural thing. It's something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I definitely think it goes against some instinct to look beyond."

During the interview, ScarJo also said she believes marraige - as a legally binding union - changes relationships, no matter what stage they're in.

"Being married is different than not being married, and anybody who tells you that it's the same is lying. It changes things. I have friends that were together for ten years and then decided to get married, and I'll ask them on their wedding day or right after if it's different, and it always is.

"It is. It's a beautiful responsibility, but it's a responsibility."

While Playboy isn't exactly the kind of publication that would sell an issue based on the glorious responsibilities of monogamy, and while Johansson is fresh from a divorce in January, she does seem to have put some serious thought into it. Indeed, ScarJo is backed up by recent studies that show dating six people at once is now completely normal.

Good for you, ScarJo. Go out and knock 'em dead.

Written By Kirsty Sier