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‘I have a greater responsibility now’; Scarlett Johansson to scale back movie career after becoming a mum

Seven months after giving birth to her daughter Dorothy Rose, actress Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she will be cutting down her work schedule to care for her child.

The 30-year-old says she is anticipating scaling back her A-List Hollywood career - which has included lead roles in everything from Lost in Translation to Girl With A Pearl Earring - in order to care for her daughter.

"Before [Rose], I just made the choices that were affecting me but now I’m responsible for somebody else. Eventually I will have to work less and it might even make me more discerning," she said, in an interview with The Daily Telegraph Australia this week. 

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Scarlett at the MTV Movie Awards earlier this week

Scarlett is currently living between Paris and New York City with her husband Romain Dauriac, a French advertising executive. 

The Avengers: Age of Ultron actress, who gave birth last September, confessed she still feels she is "such a newbie" at motherhood, adding that she doesn't "know anything more about parenting than anybody else."

"I have a greater responsibility now so that will definitely affect my schedule," she says. 

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Six months before giving birth to daughter Dorothy Rose

As well as impacting her work schedule, Scarlett says having a child has changed her outlook on life in general.

"We’ll see, but I think having any kind of huge life-changing event happen to you, such as having children - and it’s such a different life now in the best possible way - is very, very inspiring," she says.

"I think it will hopefully enrich my work as well as my understanding of myself. That’s the hope anyway, you never know."

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Scarlett with her husband, Romain Dauriac

The actress, who met her husband in 2012 and married him the month after the birth of their daughter, also reflected on the life lessons that she learned from her own mother that she hopes to pass on to her daughter.

Reflecting on growing up with her twin brother, Hunter, she said, "I think my mom, really more than anything, shaped me in many ways. She was very, very encouraging of our separate interests growing up."

And speaking about how her mother helped her make her dream career a reality she said, "She just made us feel that you could do whatever you wanted to do, as long as you really wanted to do it, and that’s why I got into acting."

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