I am a big believer that putting in the actual hours is kind of what makes a successful career and a lot of luck, too, Scarlett said.
Scarlett Johansson says her success is down to "long hours and luck". The 24-year-old actress admits she feels very fortunate to be able to make a living from acting, adding her accomplishments are thanks to hard work and chance.
She said: "I feel incredibly lucky to have had success, because I've seen and I know so many talented people that never get the opportunity. But I am a big believer that putting in the actual hours is kind of what makes a successful career and a lot of luck, too, of course."
Scarlett - who can soon be seen starring in new movie 'He's Just Not That Into You' - revealed she does not see her life as extraordinary and isn't surprised by the amount of attention she receives as she has worked hard to build a career since she was a child.
She said: "It's hard to have a perspective, because I'm living it. I feel like perhaps when I'm older, and can look back on this whole time - my early 20s, and my later teens - maybe then I feel like in some time, I might have a better perspective on that.
"But I don't know that surprise is the right word, because I've been working consistently for such a long time, that to me it feels like a career, more than anything else, that I've built a career for myself. And that's something that I always wanted to do."