(NEW YORK) -- It looks like Scarlett Johansson has long been planning to expand her family. In a recently released interview with Wall Street Journal magazine, which was conducted before reports surfaced she was expecting her first child with fiance Romain Dauriac, the actress said she understands what she'll have to give up in order to become a mom.
"It seems so stressful to not be able to spend time with your family because you're constantly chasing the tail of your own success," the 29-year-old actress says in the April issue of the magazine. "There must exist a world in which I can balance those things, be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my own, develop things, do theater. I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly."
"I know that with that there will be some sacrifices," Johansson continues. "I know that's the struggle with working mothers and successful careers. It happens."
The actress also points out that her male colleagues don't necessarily have to plan as hard when it comes to starting families. "With [male actors] it just doesn't happen that way," she says. "You can be every woman's fantasy, and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever."
Johansson, who got engaged to Dauriac last fall, is reportedly due later this year. You can see her as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, due out April 4, and in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens in May 2015.
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