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Scarlett Johansson launches gourmet popcorn shop

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Scarlett Johansson launches gourmet popcorn shop

Scarlett Johansson has launched a gourmet popcorn shop.

The 31-year-old actress and her husband, journalist Romain Dauriac, have unveiled their new business venture, Yummy Pop, in the Marais district of Paris.

Scarlett said: "It has been a dream of mine and my family for several years to bring our favourite American snack to our favourite European City! I am so excited to introduce Yummy Pop, a labour of love and Epicurean enthusiasm. My hope is for Yummy Pop to become a Parisian snacking staple and a symbol of friendship between my two most beloved cities, Paris and New York."

Flavours include Sea Salt and Olive Oil, Real Vermont Cheddar, Real Vermont Maple, Strawberries and Cream, Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Truffle Parmesan and Sage.

The couple are planning a Grand Opening and details will be announced in due course.

Meanwhile, Scarlett - who has a two-year-old daughter Rose with Romain - recently insisted that women should start to "take risks", without worrying about failing.

Asked what advice she would give to young women, the 'Lucy' star said: "I think I would say take risks. Take risks and don't be afraid to fail because the upside of that is just so rewarding ... I've really built a career on taking risks and sometimes it doesn't pan out but like I said, the upside has been hugely rewarding.

"I think turning 30, having a child and coming into my own in the kind of creative space has been really transformative for me in a lot of ways. I think just learning to be more accepting of myself and be less harsh, less critical."

For Scarlett, the idea of women progressing into positions of power is something that she says happened naturally for her, as she claims her 20 years in the acting industry makes her one of the most "experienced people in any given production".

She said: "I think for me it's been, it's kind of a natural progression. I've been working as an actor for over 20 years and I think I find at this stage in my career I often am probably one of the more experienced people in any given production that I'm working on. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but it just comes with working for such a long time."