The bombshell actress models her namesake color in the newly renovated Lincoln Center and talks to Bazaar about her new husband, her new president, and confronting old stereotypes

Costumed and bespectacled or not, Scarlett, 24, prefers to keep a Grand Canyon-size divide between her personal and professional lives. She rarely comments on her romantic relationships (including her marriage to actor Ryan Reynolds in September) and doesn't sashay down a red carpet unless she has to. There is one man, however, who has won her public affection: President-elect Barack Obama. "I'm absolutely over the moon," she says of his victory, with the broadest of smiles. "If I'm invited to the inaugural party, I'll be there in a giant gown with the Obama family silk-screened on it."

Having announced her support early on, Scarlett quietly campaigned for Obama for 16 months leading up to the November election. She traveled to the swing state of Ohio the week before Election Day and made calls to undecided voters.

As with any true politico, her foray into that arena wasn't without consequences. It has been well documented that last year, when she gave an interview and revealed that she had received an e-mail from the future president thanking her for her efforts, it caused a big brouhaha. (Her point was that during his grassroots campaign, Obama called even those who had given small donations to personally thank them.) "And then, the title of the article was 'Actress Has a Crush on Obama,'" says Scarlett, exasperated. "Talk about sexist. If I were George Clooney, they would never have written that. I was obviously in a relationship, and people were like, 'How dare she try to break up his marriage with Michelle?' I was like, What the hell is going on? And then he released the statement — his camp had to; they're on a 24-hour news cycle and have to quell anything that comes in that is questionable. I was really mortified, but I learned my lesson."

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