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Nov 8th, 2012

The actress got a horseshoe tattoo on her ribcage, inscribed with “Lucky You”.

Holding up up her grey T-shirt, the 27-year-old actress showed off her brand new accessory, which she opted for while in Paris, France, last week.

The Hitchcock actress commissioned French tattoist and graffiti artist Fuzi Uvtpk to create the inking for her after recently attending an exhibition of his work at Le Salon.

 

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Nov 8th, 2012

Klik op de foto om originele grootte te bekijkenScarlett Johansson was scared to death when she shot the infamous shower scene from Psycho for her new film Hitchcock, because of co-star Anthony Hopkins.

Scarlett, who plays actress Janet Leigh in the film, says that she didn’t mind stripping down and getting all wet to film the iconic scene — but she did have trouble getting Hopkins’ portrayal of cannibalistic Silence Of The Lambs serial killer Hannibal Lecter out of her head — something that actually helped her nail the scene.

“Hmm, how did I prepare? Well, I just prepared myself to get very, very wet,” she tells V Magazine. “We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day, and everybody was feeling very nervous because it involved water and nobody wants the actor to get wet. They were concerned with modesty and all these things — but I don’t care about any of that stuff and Janet Leigh never did either.

“You have got to be brave, get into the shower, and face Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock jabbing you in the face with a 12-inch kitchen knife…” she adds. “But that’s what he does! As much as Anthony Hopkins is a pussycat, he’s terrifying. Maybe I watched Silence of the Lambs too many times when I was a kid. Maybe I was having some flashbacks. So I didn’t need too much preparation for the scene.”

Hitchcock, which focuses on the life of the legendary director and the behind-the-scenes happenings while he was filming his 1959 classic Psycho, opens November 23. Check out ScarJo’s full interview in the December issue of V Magazine and at V Magazine.com





 
Oct 14th, 2012

Scarlett is featured in the lastest W Magazine with a halloween-ish shoot. I added 1 scan to the gallery for you to enjoy.

 

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Gallery Links:
- Scans from 2012 > W magazine – November 2012





 
Oct 14th, 2012

Sultry Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has broken up with her  boyfriend Nate Naylor.

The 27-year-old Lost In Translation star, left, met the dashing advertising executive  in January – after splitting up with  52-year-old actor Sean Penn – and the romance progressed quickly, with Nate, 38, all but moving into her Manhattan apartment. But last month she was pictured cuddling up to and holding hands with her ex-boyfriend, actor Jared Leto, 40, during a speech at  a political rally in North Carolina.

At the time she insisted they were just good friends and her representatives adamantly denied that she and Nate had split, saying: ‘Scarlett is still dating Nate. This is very innocent. Scarlett and Jared have remained friends, nothing more, nothing less.’

But just a few weeks later Nate – who is a dead ringer for Don Draper from the TV series Mad Men and who has posted hundreds of violent and sexually charged bondage photographs on his personal website – has moved all of his belongings out of her flat and the relationship is over.

‘They never officially lived together, but Nate has moved all of his stuff out and back into his apartment,’ says a source. ‘The relationship is over. It has not been amicable.’ Scarlett’s representative declined to comment last night.

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Oct 1st, 2012

Don’t want to wait for Thanksgiving weekend to see Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins? Well, if you live in or near Hollywood, CA, you can see it November 1st when it kicks off the AFI Fest 2012. Read on for the details.

From the Press Release:
On November 1, 2012, the World Premiere of HITCHCOCK will open the AFI FEST 2012 at Grauman’s historic Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The film stars Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock; Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville; Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh; Jessica Biel as Vera Miles; and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins.

The film is directed by Sacha Gervasi and also stars Toni Collette, Danny Huston, and Michael Stuhlbarg. From a screenplay by John J. McLaughlin, the film is based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. HITCHCOCK, a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville, takes place during the making of the distinguished director’s seminal 1960 movie PSYCHO.

“AFI’s history with Alfred Hitchcock is a proud one, from a Master Seminar at the AFI Conservatory in 1970 to his receiving the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1979,” said Bob Gazzale, President and CEO of the American Film Institute. “We are honored to celebrate his lasting legacy with the World Premiere of HITCHCOCK – a bloody valentine to his creative genius and the inspired woman at his side.”

“Alfred Hitchcock’s signature style has made him one of the most influential directors in the world,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, AFI FEST. “This film pulls back the curtain and takes us behind-the-scenes of his lifelong collaboration with his wife, Alma, during the making of his 1960 masterpiece PSYCHO – it’s the perfect film to welcome our audience of movie-lovers with on opening night.”

For the fourth consecutive year, AFI FEST will continue its unprecedented offer of free tickets to all screenings, but only the Star Patron Package and Marquee Patron Package will provide reserved seating at the World Premiere opening night gala of HITCHCOCK. These and other AFI FEST Patron Packages and Passes – which can include access to sold-out galas and other high-demand films and events – are on sale now at AFI.com. The American Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural organization, and Patron Packages are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings and galas will be available to AFI members on Wednesday, October 24, in a 24-hour advance window before they become available to the general public on October 25. In addition, AFI members Two Star level and above receive a 10% discount on all Patron Packages and Passes. Information about AFI Membership is available at AFI.com.

Hitchcock will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Claudia Lewis, President of Production, and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production, are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures. (Source)





 
Sep 20th, 2012

The Scarlett Johansson-toplined revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” has gone from possibility to certainty, with a production also starring Ciaran Hinds, Benjamin Walker and Debra Monk gearing up for a run that begins in December.

Set to direct is American helmer Rob Ashford (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”), best known for staging musicals in the States but also the director of well-received play revivals in London.

Johansson, whose last gig on Broadway scored her a Tony for her turn in the 2010 revival of “A View From the Bridge,” will play Maggie the Cat. Hinds, last on the Rialto in 2007 play “The Seafarer,” is onboard as Big Daddy and Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) — returning to Broadway after his breakout 2010 perf in musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson — is set to play Maggie’s husband Brick. Monk takes on the role of Big Mama.

Ashford is no stranger to starry play revivals, having won raves in Blighty at the helm of the 2011 Jude Law starrer “Anna Christie” and the Rachel Weisz-toplined 2009 staging of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” both produced by London’s Donmar Warehouse.

Stuart Thompson, one of the producers of “View From the Bridge,” produces “Cat.”

Production of the 1955 Tennessee Williams play is the third to land on Broadway in the last decade, with a 2003 revival starring Ashley Judd followed in 2008 by an all-black production with a cast that included James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad.

Newest version of “Cat” begins previews Dec. 18 ahead of a Jan. 17 opening at the Richard Rodgers Theater.

Source: Variety





 
Sep 9th, 2012

She says her actions got lost in translation. Actress Scarlett Johansson was spotted holding hands with ex-squeeze Jared Leto at the Democratic National Convention Thursday – even resting her head on his arm at one point – but insists the political pairing was completely platonic.
“Scarlett and Jared have remained friends, nothing more, nothing less,” her rep told the Daily News Friday. “This is very innocent. Scarlett wasn’t even aware that Jared was going to be at the DNC.”

The rep said the “Avengers” star is still dating New York advertising guru Nate Naylor, her boyfriend of about a year. Johansson, 27, dated Leto back in 2004 before her two-year marriage to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds. Leto, 40, is known for his role in “Requiem for a Dream,” his band 30 Seconds to Mars and his long list of Hollywood hookups, which includes Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz and Ashley Olsen. Sitting amid a sea of stars including Don Cheadle, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks, Johansson beamed Thursday night as Leto whispered in her ear and snapped photos with a cell phone.

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Sep 6th, 2012

Democrats have lined up some star wattage for Wednesday’s events at the Democratic National Convention. According to a tentative schedule given to CNN, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington are set to appear in Charlotte.

No final details have been released, but given the Democratic party’s strong ties to the Hollywood, the rumor doesn’t come as much as a surprise.

Representatives for Johansson did not comment for CNN’s story. Washington’s said she was currently filming in Los Angeles, but did not deny a scheduled appearance.

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Jul 31st, 2012

SCARLETT FEVER, a pop culture-infused comedy by former New York Magazine blogger Josh Duboff, will receive its world premiere in the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. Performances begin August 14, 2012 at the Soho Playhouse.

Gracie is a Scarlett Johansson who spends her days fantasizing about the rich and famous. Joey is an Elle Magazine writer who spends his nights fantasizing about the hunky local barista. Worlds collide when an enigmatic stranger enters the picture in this fast-paced comedy by former New York Magazine and Yahoo! Entertainment blogger Josh Duboff. Ashley Rodbro directs the production.

The cast of SCARLETT FEVER will feature Andy Sandberg, the Tony Award-winning producer of Hair and director of The Last Smoker in America, Charles Andrew Callaghan (The Guthrie’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Bill Coyne (DC Capital Fringe’s Superhero Celeb Rehab), Patrick Knighton (FringeNYC’s End’s Eve: The Feast of 2012), Jordy Lievers (Alice vs. Wonderland at the Moscow Art Theater) and Alex Trow (Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Othello).

Duboff is a 26-year-old writer who has blogged for NY Magazine (Daily Intel/Vulture) and Yahoo! Entertainment. His work has also been featured on The Awl, The Hairpin and Thought Catalog. His personal blog, Text Message in a Bottle, has amassed a readership of thousands and features musings on his life and surroundings in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University and former news editor of the Yale Daily News.

Rodbro is a director, producer, and stage manager. She conceived and directed an original multimedia variety hour called Beyond the iChatter at Ars Nova. She has also created demos with musical theatre writers Joe Iconis and Jim Yates and played in the band of the Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular. Equity stage management credits include Shida, Miranda Sings!, Bloodsong of Love, The Wii Plays and Missed Connections for Ars Nova; Seven Minutes in Heaven for Colt Coeur; Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical and The Three Times She Knocked at FringeNYC; and Next Thing You Know for CAP 21.

Andy Diaz (Woody Harrelson’s Bullet for Adolph) is the scenic designer. Greg H. Solomon (Prisoner of Love at the 45th Street Theater) is the lighting designer. Shana R. Goldberger (The Gallery Players’ Othello, Hairspray at Cohoes Music Hall) is the costume designer. Becca Doyle (CAP21’s Southern Comfort, FringeNYC’s Lights Rise On Grace) is the production manager.

SCARLETT FEVER will be performed at the Soho Playhouse, located at 15 Vandam Street between Varick Street and Sixth Avenue. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday, August 14 at 3:15pm; Friday, August 17 at 7pm; Thursday, August 23 at 6:45pm; Friday, August 24 at 7pm; and Saturday, August 25 at 3pm.

Tickets – $15 in advance or $18 on the day of the performance – can be purchased by logging onto www.FringeNYC.org, calling (866) 468-7619 or visiting the FringeCENTRAL box office at One East 8th Street

source: off off broadway world

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