Scarlett Johansson is in a ''great'' place thanks to her romance with Nate Naylor.

Last year was a tough one for 'The Avengers' star, who went through a public divorce from Ryan Reynolds, and had her nude photographs leaked online by a hacker.

But now loved-up with New York-based advertising creative director Nate, Scarlett says life has got a lot easier.

She explained: ''Everything's been really great right now. It's been a good time. I've had peace. Relative peace. I just want to work on things that are really hard, and when I'm not working on things that are really hard, I want to hang out with people I like to be with, and that's it.

''I think it will be an interesting year.''

And she believes her new man is adapting ''remarkably'' well to life in the public eye. She told Vogue: ''It must be very strange for him. It's totally bizarre. It's an adjustment - I mean, it's got to be an adjustment for him way more than it was for me at nineteen. But he's really remarkably good about it.''

The 27-year-old actress dated Madonna'a ex Sean Penn shortly after her divorce, and admits she was taken aback by how much press interest their relationship attracted.

She said: ''We spent time together. I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other.

''In my marriage, funnily enough, we had relative privacy, [Sean] was a little bit of an adjustment.''