16/02/2017 10:08 AM AEDT | Updated 16/02/2017 10:14 AM AEDT

Scarlett Johansson's Thoughts On Marriage Might Surprise You

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Scarlett Johansson attends the 19th Annual amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)

Scarlett Johansson's recent comments on relationships aren't getting lost in translation.

In a new interview with Playboy posted Tuesday, the actress opens up about marriage, explaining that she doesn't think it's "natural to be a monogamous person."

"I might be skewered for that, but I think it's work. It's a lot of work. And the fact that it is such work for so many people — for everyone — the fact of that proves that it is not a natural thing," she added. "It's something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond."

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Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac at the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016.

While the interview appears to have been conducted before reports of Johansson's split from her second husband, Romain Dauriac ― with whom she has a 2-year-old daughter ― the "Ghost in the Shell" actress was asked to comment on marriages that don't work out.

"I think marriage initially involves a lot of people who have nothing to do with your relationship, because it's a legally binding contract, and that has a weight to it," she answered. "Being married is different than not being married, and anybody who tells you that it's the same is lying."

Johansson, who finalized her divorce from actor Ryan Reynolds in 2011, called marriage a "beautiful responsibility, but it's a responsibility."

Head to Playboy for the complete interview.