Scarlett Johansson didn’t want to blow people’s minds away in her new movie – at least not in a sexual way – so she insisted on looking like your average, everyday girl.
The director of “The Nanny Diaries” has revealed that Scarlett was “de-sexified” for her latest movie role.
The stunning 22-year-old actress decided she needed to play the dowdy girl-next-door for her portrayal of a college student working as a nanny to put herself through school in “The Nanny Diaries.”
Co-director Robert Pulcini revealed, “We thought about how we would approach Scarlett because she is very glamorous, but she’s the one who said, ‘I really think I should have brown hair and look like an everyday college girl in this movie.'”
Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson are this year’s recipients of the annual Hasty Pudding awards, given by a student drama group at Harvard University.
The awards, announced Monday, are given to performers who have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment” by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe.
Johansson, 22, will lead a parade through Cambridge on Feb. 15, then attend a roast in her honor and receive the “Pudding Pot.” The ceremony for Stiller, 41, is Feb. 23.
Last year’s honorees were Halle Berry and Richard Gere.
Source: CBS News
Concratulations to Scarlett Johansson for the awesome award!
Scarlett Johansson was the first A-lister to sign on. She plays Cinderella, dashing down a staircase with the castle aglow in the distance. The image was photographed on the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on New York’s Riverside Drive with Disney World’s Cinderella castle digitally imposed behind her.
“Scarlett Johansson couldn’t wait to put on that tiara,” Leibovitz says. The Harry Winston creation is valued at $325,000. The glass slipper was made for the shoot by Steuben. Says Johansson, 22, via e-mail, “It wasn’t hard to coax my foot into the iconic glass slipper; it’s every little girl’s dream, mine included.”
To launch Disney Parks “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration, spectacular new images were unveiled today featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz, and starring Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beyonc? taking a spin in a giant teacup and David Beckham slaying a dragon.
Leibovitz’s images also fulfill one of Beckham’s “dreams,” as the Disney Parks project is his first endorsement since signing a contract to play professional soccer in the United States.
In addition to the three debut images, Disney Parks has commissioned more images by Leibovitz that will feature other celebrities in classic, Disney fairy tale settings.
“I’m really delighted to be part of the ‘Where Dreams Come True’ campaign,” said Leibovitz. “We live in difficult times and I feel, especially as a parent, that keeping dreams alive is one of the most important things we can do.”
Each image features a scene with the featured celebrities transformed into the role of a fabled Disney character, expressing their own dreams and imagination.
This is a quick catch up on some release dates for Scarlett Johansson’s latest projects, if you will.
The Prestige – R1 (US) DVD release on February 20, 2007
‘Scarlett ♥ Rbk’ line – In stores internationally from March 2007
The Prestige – R2 (UK) DVD release on March 12, 2007
The Nanny Diaries – Opens April 20, 2007 (US)
The Other Boleyn Girl – Opens October 26, 2007 (US)
We also have Scarlett Sings Tom Waits to look forward to later on this year and the brand new Justin Timberlake video for What Goes Around starring Scarlett should be released any day now. The single will be out on February 2.
The Black Dahlia and The Prestige have been acknowledged for their archievements in Cinematography at the 79th Annual Academy Awards. The Prestige also received a nod in the Art Direction category. Stay tuned for the winners on 25th February 2007. Congratulations to the teams of both The Black Dahlia and The Prestige for their Oscar nominations!
Scarlett Johansson’s publicist has confirmed to Scarlett-Fan.com that there is no truth to the recent gossip regarding Scarlett starring as porn star Jenna Jameson in an upcoming movie.
And despite what you may have read at IMDb, Brilliant does not have a director attached to it nor a shoot date.
Last but not least, Scarlett has been informed about the Birthday Project.
The People’s Choice Awards are tonight and will be broadcast on CBS at 9/8c. Scarlett is nominated as Favorite Leading Lady and according to ThinkFashion she will be making an appearance too.
Best of luck to our leading lady and here’s to hoping she will be taking it home!
Edit: Unfortunately the award went to Cameron Diaz this time and Scarlett did not appear on the red carpet.