"I am committed to ... Barack Obama," Scarlett Johansson joked in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. "My heart belongs to Barack, and this is who I am now, finally, committed to the. Yes. "
Scarlett Johansson, who has shown his support for the Democratic candidate in the Iowa presidential caucuses earlier this month, was really just deflecting a question about the rumors, it could be committed (to the actor Ryan Reynolds beau).
The 23-year-old actress spoke of the warm welcome she has received during the visit troops stationed in the Persian Gulf last week. Scarlett Johansson dropped from American bases in Kuwait on January 17 and January 18 as part of a USO tour where she met with about 3,500 men and women in uniform.
"Everyone that I met, it was so incredibly friendly and polite and honest and generous," she said. "They were so, so sweet. I mean, I was surprised. "
Scarlett Johansson Johansson said some people uprooted from their patches as jackets and gifts delivered his challenge parts of their military units. One Marine offered his medal of St. Christopher. Another guy starstruck gushed: "You are all my deployment!"
Scarlett Johansson has a full plate for 2008, with the release of films including "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "He's Just Not That Into You", as well as the arrival of her first album on May 20.
The disc, called "Anywhere I Lay My Head", Tom Waits cover features original songs and a railway track. "It was a very, very inspired kind of a process aimed at making this CD, and it was something that I had never done before," said Scarlett Johansson, who said that the album was a dreamer, ethereal quality.
On a much more serious note: Scarlett Johansson remained silent Thursday after the death of fellow actor Heath Ledger, who was found dead Tuesday in his apartment in Manhattan.
"I am very shocked fairly," she said. "It was incredibly sweet, kindhearted and enthusiastic person. And, you know, he loved his daughter - I mean, it was like the light of his life . It's just a terrible loss. "