Happy The Nanny Diaries day! After all of those release date changes, Scarlett’s newest film finally opens today in North America. The critics’ reviews have been mixed but I’d rather hear what the fans think of the film and Scarlett’s performance. So be sure to head out to see it and let us know your opinion!
You can check out the reviews thread over at the forum to read more of the critics’ thoughs. I’ve included a few here that mention Scarlett:
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Johansson is game. There’s nothing to criticize in this performance, but there’s nothing to get excited about, either. It’s solid though uninspired work.
From Charlotte Observer:
Johansson, hair dyed brown to make her seem less glamorous, spices up this bland role.
Johansson, for her part, essays an engaging heroine, though even with mousy brown hair and Casual Corner wardrobe, she’s far too voluptuously beautiful for the job, like a Tiffany necklace in a brown paper bag.
From Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Although Johansson has a knack for nailing most roles, the angry yet fun-loving nanny doesn’t quite work for her.
Mycah has sent in a bunch of amazing goodies. These include three The Nanny Diaries related videos from ET. The most interesting one is from August 22. In it we get to see some of Nicholas Art’s audition with Scarlett and she is also interviewed briefly. Mycah also made captures from all of these news segments. Last but not least, we’ve added two more stills.
BBC News has published another article with further details regarding the Boleyn Girl re-shoots at Ely Cathedral in England.
Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are among the Hollywood stars who are to film at Ely Cathedral.
The landmark called The Ship of the Fens is to be used as a location for the film The Other Boleyn Girl.
The film, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, also stars actors Kirstin Scott Thomas and Eric Bana.
Filming will take place on 28, 29 and 30 August. Both the cathedral and the Stained Glass Museum will be closed during these three days.
I came across three unseen stills of Scarlett Johansson looking lovely as Annie Braddock in The Nanny Diaries.
Also, Roxana of Alicia-Keys.net has made Scarlett-Fan.com their Site of the Moment. Big thanks to her! Be sure to check out this ultimate source on Scarlett’s TND co-star.
– The Nanny Diaries > Production Stills
I’ve added a wonderful new Scarlett article from USA Today. Be sure to read the full feature here. Here are some highlights that I’ve picked:
– Scarlett says her album will be released in October
– She says she feels a bit guilty about her upcoming album because it just fell in her lap. Warner Bros. reps heard her sing on Unexpected Dreams and offered her a contract
– She plans to go to Iraq this year with the USO to visit U.S. servicemen: “I get letters from guys my age and younger. I wanted to go in October, but it may be a little later”
– Natalie Portman on Scarlett: “She’s a spicy girl. She’s got wonderful energy. She’s very, very smart. She always says what she feels but always tactfully”
– She reads a lot of biographies of Old Hollywood talents and feels a lot of times like she was born in the wrong era
– She believes in rewarding herself after working hard and may take a road trip in the US after the filming wraps in Spain
– She is interested in going to Africa to do charity work
“I know how lucky I am,” she says. “I have friends. I’m doing what I want to do. I can travel. I also have an opportunity to make some sort of difference.”
Frank Miller continues to lure femmes fatales for Will Eisner’s The Spirit, lining up Eva Mendes for the key role of Sand Saref, a beauty with dangerous curves. Miller, the comic auteur making his feature-length directorial debut on the film, has welcomed acclaimed cinematographer Bill Pope to make sure the curves are in fine focus.
Mendes joins Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht in the fantasy thriller about a rookie cop (Macht) who returns from the dead to fight crime as the Spirit from the shadows of Central City.
Sand Saref is described as the only woman who could break the Spirit’s heart. As teenage lovers, the two were torn apart when Sand’s father was accidentally killed by the Spirit’s uncle.
Production will begin in October in New Mexico and will be shot entirely at Albuquerque Studios.
I’ve added film pages for He’s Just Not That Into You and The Spirit. If anyone has any further details on these movies, especially The Spirit mythology and Silk N. Floss, please do not hesitate to contact me and I’ll be happy to share it with the fans.
A new The Other Boleyn Girl still was published in the latest issue of Elle magazine. I’ve added it to our gallery. Credit for the pic goes out to NataliePortman.com. Thanks to Titooy, I’ve replaced the rare My Brother the Pig stills with HQs. I’ve also added an old photoshoot in the gallery, outtakes from Teen People (1998), which see Scarlett with Jessica Biel and Kirsten Dunst. Be sure to log in to view this set.
Last but not least, the press archive has finally been updated with new items, including new The Nanny Diaries related articles. More interviews and articles will be added soon!
“For Annie, New York is just a hop across the Hudson River; it’s not like she’s from a small farming community in the Midwest, wide-eyed at these stunning material things,” says Johansson. “She reads fashion magazines, and is aware of this world. I didn’t want it to seem like she’s coming from complete innocence, didn’t want her to seem dewy-eyed. She’s sort of amused by all this extravagance, and sort of loves living, briefly, in this lap of luxury.
“But there’s another aspect, which is the women Annie meets who are also caretakers,” she adds, “who are really touching characters and who show a different side to this life. And in showing all these sides, the movie is a real love letter to New York. I hope that comes across.
– The Other Boleyn Girl > Production Stills
– My Brother the Pig > Production Stills
– Photoshoots > Teen People (1998)
Since there’s been a few new and exciting projects announced for Scarlett Johansson today, I figured I’d make a little catch-up post.
Also, for the fans planning on going to Venice – her publicist informed me that Scarlett will indeed attend The Nanny Diaries presentation later on this month! This will be her fourth time attending the festival. Back in 2004 she was even part of the jury.
– Currently: Filming of Woody Allen Spanish Project
– Next: Filming of He’s Just Not That Into You
– October: Production of The Spirit
– Winter: Filming of Mary Queen of Scots
– The Nanny Diaries: August 24, 2007
– The Other Boleyn Girl: February 29, 2008
– The Spirit: 2009
– No release date for her album as of now