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Scarlett Johansson On Being A Working Mum: ‘I Think You Always Feel A Little Bit Of Guilt’

Working mum Scarlett Johansson has opened up about her parenting challenges.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the amfAR Gala in New York, the Ghost in the Shell actress says it’s a great juggling act between having a successful career and looking after her two-year-old daughter Rose.

‘It’s A Balance’

Scarlett said: “I think you always feel a little bit of guilt.

“If you’re at work, you feel like you’re missing out on those special moments with your kid.

“If you’re with your kid, you feel like you’re not giving enough to your job. It’s a balance.”

“I don’t profess to know anything about parenting, anything more than anybody else, [but] being a working mum is an incredible challenge, [and] it’s an incredible gift.”

“I have a lot of huge admiration for working mums,” she says. “I’m barely, barely holding it together.”

Mummy’s Girl

Scarjo – who recently announced her split from Romain Duriac – attended the event with her mum, Melanie Sloan.

Speaking of her mum: “She never shielded us from what was going on in the zeitgeist in culture.

“She always made us aware, you know, socially aware. She always encouraged us to be politically and socially active, so I couldn’t imagine a better date tonight.”

The actress was a guest of honour at the event and received an Award of Courage for her work in raising awareness about HIV and AIDS.

Scarlett’s admission on working mums comes after radio presenter Em Rusciano has lashed out at a high-profile Australian columnist who claims mums are choosing their careers over their kids.

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