updated 01/02/2013 AT 11:25 AM ET
•originally published 01/02/2013 AT 12:55 PM ET
Scarlett Johansson says she won’t be walking down the aisle again anytime soon simply because, she says, she “never” thinks of marriage.
In an interview with ELLE UK magazine in its February issue, Johansson says she married young the first time to now-ex-husband Ryan Reynolds, and right now, she’s enjoying a committed relationship minus the ring.
“It’s really not important to me,” Johansson, who’s currently starring on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, told ELLE UK of marriage. “The only time I ever think about it is when people ask me, ‘Would I get married again?’ ”
“I’m not having kids any time soon,” she continued. “I’m in a nice relationship, I’m working a lot and, like I said, it’s not important to me.”
As for married life, the actress explained: “I got married when I was young and it was incredibly romantic and I liked being married, actually. But it is different. It’s hard to put into words.”
“To me,” continued Johansson, “being in a functioning relationship doesn’t mean you have to be married.”
The actress, who stars in Hitchcock alongside Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Biel and Helen Mirren, is reportedly dating French journalist Romain Dauriac, 30. And apparently she enjoys the company of a man who is not in show business, calling relationships with actors “monotonous.”
Johansson, however, says she likes her men on the artsy side.
“For me, most importantly, I look for a partner who is creative,” she explains. “I like people that have a colorful way of looking at things, that are inspiring and like art, music and film.”