Director Frank Miller has revealed he rewrote the role of Silken Floss in his upcoming film The Spirit to capitalise on Scarlett Johansson’s talents.
Frank said he adapted Silken Floss – who in the original comic book series was much older – because he was so keen for Johansson to star in the movie.
“I re-wrote Silken Floss completely to reflect something I saw in Scarlett which was blindingly obvious but I hadn’t see many directors use which was her sense of comic timing, her wry humour and thought ‘OK, the character is kind of a repressed astrophysicist, but how did she spend her 20s?’. And I thought Scarlett would be perfect.”
The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson and the two actors said they swapped make-up tips on the set and enjoyed “playing around” with their characters’ appearances.
Jackson laughed: “Well, we shared a make-up trailer, you know…”
Johansson added: “Yeah – so we shared a hair and make-up trailer and among eyeliner and other things, we also shared make-up ideas – we’d come to the set and both of us would have ideas of how we wanted to play around with our characters’ looks.
“Then we’d show it to the director Frank Miller and he would say, ‘I like that’ and we’d think of how to put it into the film.”
Based on the comic book series, The Spirit follows a rookie cop Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht) who returns from the beyond to fight The Octopus (Jackson). The comic book adventure also stars Eva Mendes and Jaime King.
Source: Brisban Times