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Nov 10th, 2013

Scarlett Johansson admits she puts pressure on her fiancé to change as a person.
The ‘Don Jon’ actress is set to marry French former journalist Romain Dauriac soon, but says she – like many other people – has to work hard to understand and respect who he is as a person, rather than try and change him into the man she would ideally like him to be.
She said: “I can certainly relate to this habit of wanting your partner to just kind of fit into this mould you’ve made for them. We do place pressure on somebody to just do it the way we think it should be done.
“It takes a lot of growth and searching to understand that it is the differences in relationships that enrich and strengthen the relationship; that help us evolve as people and partners. I understand that conviction – I know that is something I am guilty of.”

Johansson is very happy in her personal and professional life at the moment.
The 29-year-old actress – who was previously married to Ryan Reynolds – is particularly happy in her career and feels blessed to be able to do something she loves for a living.
Speaking to Marie Claire magazine, she explained: “I think I’ve always been, by nature, a happy person. You know, everybody has their moments, but I do what I love and my job is very satisfying and I get paid to do it. I live in New York, I live in Paris, I get to travel a lot. I work with people I admire. How can I complain?”

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Oct 15th, 2013

She can light up a screen like no one else, but Scarlett Johansson never actually appears during the forthcoming film “Her.”

The “We Bought a Zoo” babe plays a computer girlfriend in the Spike Jonze flick, and her voice performance is so good she may be nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award despite the fact that she’s never actually on camera.

After the weekend world premiere at the New York Film Festival, Scott Foundas of Variety wrote, “It’s Johansson who pulls off the trickiest feat: She creates a complex, full-bodied character without any body at all. Detached from her lethally curvaceous figure, the actress’ breathy contralto is no less seductive, but it also alights with tenderness and wonder as Samantha, both here on Earth and up there in the Cloud, voraciously devours literature, philosophy and human experience.”

“Johansson’s work in the film is lovely, and the best thing about the way she plays the part is that there’s nothing calculated or ‘sexy’ about the way she approaches it. Removed from the undeniable sweater-girl appeal she packs when she’s onscreen, forced to rely only on her voice, Johansson comes across as a warm, curious, vibrant personality. It’s incredibly appealing,” added Drew McWeeny of HitFix.

“Her” is slated to hit theaters on January 10th.

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Sep 7th, 2013

engagedShe’s off the market—again! Scarlett Johansson is officially engaged, according to an exclusive report in Harper’s Bazaar. Johansson is the magazine’s cover girl for October.

The actress’s fiancé is French journalist Romain Dauriac, and she appeared with him at the Venice Film Festival this week, wearing a vintage diamond art deco-style ring.

A publicist for the former Mrs. Ryan Reynolds confirms she’s engaged, but added, “They haven’t chosen a date for the wedding.”

The 28-year-old has been dating the Parisian bachelor for just nine months. Inside the magazine, she talks about her love for Paris and her desire to start a family. Harper’s Bazaar is on newsstands now.

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Jul 8th, 2013

condoActress Scarlett Johansson continues to clean house in the Los Angeles real estate market.

Last year she sold the Wong House in Los Feliz for $3.5 million and now she has unloaded what Celebuzz calls her “bachelorette pad” in Hollywood for $470,000, public records show.

The unit, with city views, features one bedroom, two bathrooms, marble countertops and 1,148 square feet of living space. Amenities at the building, constructed in 1965, include a doorman, a swimming pool and a gym.  The condo was purchased in 2003 for $372,000. Daniel Lam of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Ian Rhodes of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills represented the buyer.

Check out pics of her house at Celebuzz

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Jun 9th, 2013

Keeping tabs on who profits off of her, Scarlett Johansson is suing a French publisher for unauthorized use of her name.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Lost in Translation” star is seeking damages for “breach and fraudulent use of personal rights,” and seeks an injunction on “future transfer of rights and adaptations of the book.”

At issue is the Gregoire Delacourt novel about a mechanic who meets a woman asking for help. The mechanic believes the woman is Johansson, but the character is actually revealed as a woman named Jeanine Foucaprez.

Defending his choice, the author told French radio RTL, “This corresponds with the fantasies of our times. All these famous people live with us. But I wrote a book of fiction. My character is not Scarlett Johansson, it is [character name] Jeanine Foucaprez! It’s a bit silly to say that if you talk about a person, the courts have to get involved. That’s quite sad.”

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May 28th, 2013

Hoping to nab a coveted role, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon Jessica Chastain, and Amanda Seyfried are all reportedly in the running to star as Hillary Clinton in an upcoming film.

Directed by James Ponstoldt, “Rodham” tells the story of the former Secretary of State’s beginnings as a lawyer in Washington in the 1970s.

In an interview with The Independent, however, the director says there’s been no decision, saying, “We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”

Speaking about the difficult choice, he added, “Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”

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May 23rd, 2013

Shortly after it was announced that Spike Jonze’s new film Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde and Rooney Mara, had been given a theatrical release date of November 20th, 2013, it has been revealed that Scarlett Johansson and Chris Pratt are also listed as cast members.

This news comes from Warner Brothers Pictures’ Twitter account, which tweeted:

“Spike Jonze’s new film, ‘Her’, w/ Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt & Olivia Wilde to open Nov. 20th.”

The film was shot in the first quarter of 2012 and through the whole production process there was no mention of Johansson or Pratt, so this announcement is completely out of the blue. As random as it may be though, I’m definitely happy about this reveal.

Johansson and Pratt are both fantastic actors and I think their comedy backgrounds will suit this film perfectly. I also cannot wait to see them sharing the screen with the likes of Phoenix, Adams, Wilde and Mara.

For those of you unfamiliar with the film, Her “is a quirky romance following Theodore (Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system (not unlike iPhone’s Siri) designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system.”

Are you excited to see Her? Do you think she will fit well into the film? Let us know in the comments below.

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May 15th, 2013

Scarlett Johansson has signed up for a supporting role in Jon Favreau’s Chef, Aldamisa, which is repping the film as Cannes, announced Wednesday.

The film, written, directed and starring Favreau, will also star Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale. Scarlett is a tremendous talent and I’m honored to be collaborating with her again. I’m so fortunate to be working with such a fine ensemble,” said Favreau in a statement. Favreau directed Iron Man 2, which starred Johansson as Natasha Romanoff. Chef will also reunite Johansson and Favreau with Iron Man star Downey, who also starred in Avengers with Johansson.

The film, based on Favreau’s original idea, follows a man, Carl Casper (Favreau), who loses his chef job and cooks up a food truck business in hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise. At the same time, he tries to reconnect with his estranged family.
Johansson will play a woman named Molly, a restaurant manager and love interest of Favreau’s character.
Karen Gilchrist and Aldamisa Co-Chairman Sergei Bespalov are producing. Aldamisa is financing along with Kilburn Media and Mark Manuel. Production begins on July 8 in Los Angeles.
CAA packaged the deal and will handle U.S. distribution rights. Jere Hausfater and Philip Elway negotiated the deal on behalf of Aldamisa.

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Apr 27th, 2013

Scarlett Johansson fans take note, the actress will continue to kick ass. After establishing herself as an action hero in Iron Man 2The Avengers and the currently shooting Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she will go on the run in Luc Besson’s Lucy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Written and directed by Besson (The Fifth Element), the Universal Pictures release finds Johansson playing a drug mule whose cargo winds up getting into her system, essentially granting her superpowers. “She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts,” THR explains.

The film marks a return to form for Besson, who wrote and directed strong female leads in La Femme NikitaAngel-AThe Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc and The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec. Besson’s next release will be Malavita, a mob thriller starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones.

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