The BAFTA Award-winning actress explained she wanted to be diverse as an artist and not devote her entire life to acting.
''I want to get into directing and I will at some point. I already bought the rights to some books," she said. "I'm in a point at my life where I'm sure of my choices and I'm interested in so many different things. I love art and galleries and music.''
Johansson, who released her first solo album Anywhere I Lay My Head in 2009, says she intends to return to music before she begins her role behind the camera.
''I formed an all-girl band The One and Only Singles, it's something that I've always loved. I had so many different interests growing up, I used to go around Greenwich Village, back when it wasn't popular or cool, and just browse around in libraries and theatres, and then I started acting. The only thing I regret is not having gone to college. The reason I live in New York, far from Hollywood, is because I need to feel a city around me.''