Scarlett Johansson is Flare’s May 2012 cover girl. In the accompanying interview, the 27-year-old actress sits down for a chat with the magazine and dishes on experimenting with design, her style, and she also shares her thoughts on fashion and designer collaborations.

Speaking about working with Terry Richardson for her latest Dolce & Gabbana campaign, Scarlett told Flare that, “In the past those images were incredibly glamorous and had a movie star feeling to them and I think this campaign will be more intimate and natural, more like myself as opposed to a glamorous character that the boys had in mind. That kind of Anna Magnani sort of character. It’s more modern, less golden age of Hollywood.”

On her personal off-duty style, the sexy actress says that, “I don’t really wear a lot of colourful things. I wear a lot of grey and black. I love grey and navy.” As on dressing for the red carpet, Scarlett admits that, “I think it’s nice on the red carpet to wear things that are colourful just because I think there are more options. You can take more of a risk I suppose with colour on the red carpet.”

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Scarlett stars in the upcoming superhero film ‘The Avengers’ alongside an impressive cast which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson. On her red carpet style for the movie, the actress says that, “I’m the only girl in the film so I’m obviously going to be more aware that I’m surrounded by a bunch of suits. Everybody is going to be wearing black and grey and it will be nice to add femininity and some female sex appeal to the lineup. I think I’ll steer clear of the tuxedo.”

In the cover story, Scarlett also talks about experimenting with design. “I like to design things. I think it’s fun and I love clothing, but I don’t think design is my total forte. It’s something that requires a lot of time. If I ever did anything like that, I would want to be behind it one hundred percent and I don’t have the time for it. My brain is not in fashion in that way,” the actress explains.

Well, if design is not her forte, what about designer collaborations? “I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve worked with designers that are also good friends of mine. For different events, whether it’s for the Oscars or the Met ball, I’ve worked with Dolce & Gabbana to design stuff as well as my friends Roland Mouret and Stella McCartney,” Johansson told the magazine.

Scarlett Johansson Covers Flare 2012 May

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