Scarlett Johansson: Marriage 'not important'

Scarlett Johansson attends the Costume Institute Benefit at

Scarlett Johansson attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (May 7, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Scarlett Johansson, who separated from her husband of two years Ryan Reynolds in 2010, says marriage is not a priority for her.

"I got married when I was young and it was incredibly romantic and I liked being married, actually," Johansson, 28, says in an interview in the February issue of Elle UK, being published Wednesday. "But it is different. It's hard to put into words. To me, being in a functioning relationship doesn't mean you have to be married."

She added: "I never think about marriage. Is that weird? The only time I ever think about it is when people ask me."Johansson, who last year played screen star Janet Leigh in "Hitchcock" and superhero Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, in "The Avengers," asked rhetorically: "Would I get married again? It's really not important to me. It has no relevance to me right now. I'm not having kids any time soon, I'm in a nice relationship, I'm working a lot and, like I said, it's not important to me."

Her ex-husband apparently doesn't hold the same view. Reynolds, who married Johansson in British Columbia in September 2008, has since remarried. He and actress Blake Lively exchanged vows in September in South Carolina.

It was unclear from Elle's news release when the interview was conducted. Johansson, who began dating advertising executive Nate Naylor shortly after her divorce was finalized in July 2011, ended that relationship in early October, People magazine said at the time.

Johansson, who won a Tony Award for the 2010 revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge," currently stars as Maggie in previews of the revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," scheduled to open for a 15-week run on Jan. 17.

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