Scarlett Johansson knows what she likes in a man.

The red-hot actress graces the January cover of Cosmopolitan and reveals what she’s learned from her two-year marriage to Ryan Reynolds and why she’s more confident at 27 than she was at 19.

Namely, the 27-year-old star admits she has a soft spot for the bad boys.

“I’m attracted to the quality of being adventurous and perhaps a bit mischievous and also questioning authority and being proactive,” she tells the magazine. “If that makes up a quintessential bad boy, then whatever. I’m not at all attracted to meanness or bullying, but I do think conviction is attractive. I mean, really, who doesn’t?”

The actress’ comments ring true given her rebound relationship with Hollywood’s notorious bad boy Sean Penn following the end of her marriage with Reynolds in December.

Johansson and Penn, who began dating in February, made headlines when they took their whirlwind romance to Cabo San Lucas, followed by dates in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. They split in June.

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