Scarlett Johansson - Scarlett Johansson Urging Americans To Volunteer At Home

Actress Scarlett Johansson is urging Americans to forgo global volunteer trips and recognise the needs of people in their own communities.
The Lost in Translation star recently travelled to East Africa as an ambassador for charity organisation Oxfam and, as part of her trip, she witnessed first-hand the famine and devastation millions of people face every day throughout Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
But, while the kindhearted star feels lucky to be able help those less fortunate in faraway places, Johansson is encouraging her fans to make a difference in their own backyards because poverty and problems are just as prevalent in the United States.
She tells Interview magazine, "You don’t even have to go that far. There are people in America who are absolutely desperate right now, who have no means to support their families, who have no opportunities to better themselves or their education - and they’re not that different from the farmers and working-class people that I visited when I went to Kenya with Oxfam.
"Whether they’re in America or in Africa, people want to work. They want to have purpose. They want to provide for themselves and their families."


Contactmusic

Tags: Scarlett Johansson

Advertisement

More Scarlett Johansson

Wait, Did Scarlett Johansson Name Her Baby After Golden Girls?

Are Scarlett Johansson and her her beau Romain Dauriac secret fans of the 1980's sitcom 'Golden Girls'? The naming of their new daughter suggests so!...

Baby On Board! Scarlett Johansson And French Fiancé Welcome A Baby Girl

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson and her fiancé Romain Dauriac have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl they have called Rose. A representative for...

Scarlett Johansson Welcomes First Child With Fiancé Romain Dauriac

One of Hollywood's hottest actresses has now become a first-time mother. Scarlett Johansson and her French fiancé Romain Dauriac welcomed a baby daughter into the...

Robert Downey Jr Calls For 'Black Widow' Movie, with Scarlett Johansson

After Lucy, is there anyone left who doesn't want a Black Widow spin-off movie with Scarlett Johansson? Robert Downey Jr - a man with considerable...

Advertisement

Demi Lovato Praises Beyonce & Kim Kardashian For Revolutionising Perceptions Of Beauty

Demi Lovato has credited Beyoncé and the Kardashians with revolutionising how we perceive beauty. The 22-year-old singer recently posted an image on Instagram showing how...

'Lucy' Merges Bessons' Obsessions: Action, and Beautiful Women

Luc Besson is clearly a cinematic force to reckon with, invading our cinemas this year as a producer (The Homesman) and writer (3 Days to...

'Lucy' Is Fantastic, But There Will Be No Sequel, Says Besson

Director Luc Besson has generated modest acclaim for his action-thriller Lucy, though the Frenchman says it is unlikely there will be a sequel. Fans of...

Lucy Movie Review

Luc Besson gleefully combines two of his favourite movie elements - fit women and wildly insane action - in this raucous guilty pleasure. It's almost...

Advertisement

Comments

Human Cloning Prohibition Act's picture

Human Cloning P...

find out more about real Scarlett by typing Scarlett Johansson actress clone in Google search bar and you would see much more then in The Island movie..
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1326374853

2 years 10 months ago
Report
View Comments

Scarlett Johansson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Scarlett Johansson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All