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Scarlett Johansson: Kenyans and Americans all want to work

by Lauren Bottner

November 29, 2011 | 11:35 am

Scarlett Johansson took time from her movie-star day job to speak with Arianna Huffington about poverty and her commitment to making the world a better place. 

“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,” she said.
“Whether they’re in America or in Africa, people want to work,” she continued. “They want to have purpose.

The actress is currently working on Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” which Johansson co-stars in with Matt Damon.  The movie comes out December 23, 2011.


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