Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she has “no interest” in playing Marilyn Monroe in a biopic.
Johansson is often compared to the iconic sex symbol, and was reportedly in the lead to portray Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, a role which was eventually offered to Michelle Williams.
“There’s a lot there to explore, and I like to watch other people do it, but I have no interest,” Johansson told USA Today.
“It’s lovely to be compared to somebody as sort of effervescent and charming and fragile and I think kind of an underrated actor, really… you know, beautiful and everything. But it’s never been one for me.”
Johansson can be seen next as a zookeeper in Cameron Crowe’s family drama We Bought a Zoo opposite Matt Damon, in which she also shared her joy in not spending many hours in the make-up chair.
“I was just happy that Matt and I spent about the same amount of time in the make-up chair,” she shared. “It’s the only time that’s ever happened in my life, that my leading man and I came out at the same time.”
source: Digital Spy
On Monday night, Scarlett stopped by The Late Show to promote ‘We Bought a Zoo’.
But David Letterman was more interested in discussing the nude self-portraits recently hacked from Johansson’s cellphone.
To her credit, she seemed to have a healthy perspective on the ordeal. “Somebody stole my nudie photos. They were out there for all the world to see which was, uh, unfortunate, really,” she said, laughing. Johansson, who described herself as “lame” when it comes to technology, suspected something was awry when her email password changed multiple times over several months. “It meant the guy was there constantly, every 20 seconds, sitting there all pasty and sweaty and pervy and weird. And that’s the creepiest thing, really,” she said.
You can watch the funny video of the interview here*, where she also talked about her grandma, filming ‘Under The Skin’ in Scotland and many more things. Check also our gallery for HQ photos and caps!
– TV Shows and Interviews: Talk Shows > Late Show With David Letterman – December 12
For an especially private person, Scarlett Johansson has an especially difficult time seeing her life played out publicly.
So, imagine her horror at reading tabloid headlines about her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, her dating and breaking up with Sean Penn, her time in Paris with Kieran Culkin and in Manhattan with Justin Bartha – not to mention the nude photos from her hacked cellphone. Those went viral.
“The hardest part is actually going through whatever hardship you’re facing. Going through it in public is the added unfortunate thing,” the actress, 27, tells USA Today while promoting her new movie with Matt Damon, We Bought a Zoo.
Still, “There’s nothing you can do about that,” she says. “It’s just nice to have kind of a blinder up in that regard. It helps keep you sane. I can’t follow all that stuff. It’s too exhausting.”
Answering the very direct question of whether she would marry again, the actress replies: “I have no idea. I don’t X things off. I don’t know. Life is long.”
She does say she would like to have a family of her own, when she’s older, but for now, her work will suffice. “It’s been nice to just focus on that and to focus on myself,” she says. “There’s something quite refreshing about it.”
And one more thing, speaking about herself. Don’t call her “ScarJo.”
“Oh, it’s awful,” she says. “It’s a laziness. People can’t actually say the whole name? It’s just bizarre.” After all, Cate Blanchett has no such nickname, and, says Johansson, “is not, like, ‘CaBla’ … Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck?”
source: People Magazine
Scarlett was at the Today Show on monday looking this lovely. Watch the video here*
She talked about working with animals, and with Cameron Crowe, and she was also asked about how she has dealt with this year afterdivorcing and the hacking scandal on what she said:
“I’ve been really fortunate. I’ve found that even in times of crisis I’ve had a lot of love around me and people have come out of all different dark corners to support me and that’s really a beautiful thing. I think I’ve also learned to be much more tolerant and patient.”
– TV Shows and Interviews: Talk Shows > The Today Show – December 12
Busy week for Scarlett! ‘We Bought A Zoo’ comes out next week and our girl is back in New York to promote it! She already attended a few TV shows as well as the movie premiere with all the cast, and will attend more talk shows this days. Keep checking Scarlett-Photos.com because I will be adding all there little by little, and it will be up before I post about it here on the main site. Or also, check the blog Scarlett Johansson Archive which is daily updated with pics, videos, etc.
Thanks for your patience! I hope I can have all the news up later today!
Hello Everyone! I’m so sorry for the lack of updates but I’ve been out of the city for a lot of days. I’m back home now and I will try to update everything! Let’s start with the magazines. Scarlett graces the cover of several international publications, such as Marie Claire and Cosmpolitan. You can find them in our gallery, special thanks to Jhovanna and Phill for some of them!
– Magazine Scans: Scans from 2011 > Marie Claire (Mexico) – December
– Magazine Scans: Scans from 2011 > ELLE (Argentina) – December
– Magazine Scans: Scans from 2012 > Cosmopolitan (US) – January
Scarlett continues in Scotland filming ‘Under the Skin’. I’ve added the latest candids of her on set (also from her birhtday!):
You can read the great article ‘Scarlett Gives a Damn’, interviewed by Ariana Huffington for Interview Magazine on the previous post. I’ve added the photoshoot outtakes to the gallery (Scarlett looks fierce!) and please if anyone could contribute with the scans it would be amazing!
Also I would like to make a special mention to Phill, loyal fan of Scarlett and of this site, and who made something great for this site today. You’re great, man!
– Photoshoots from 2011 > Interview Magazine Shoot
Scarlett Gives a Damn
“I don’t have a Facebook or a Twitter account, and I don’t know how I feel about this idea of, “Now, I’m eating dinner, and I want everyone to know that I’m having dinner at this time.” or “I just mailed a letter and dropped off my kids.” That, to me, is a very strange phenomenon. I can’t think of anything I’d rather do less than have to continuously share details of my everyday life. I’m always surprised that certain actors have Twitter accounts. I guess they use it in a way that works for them. But I’d rather that people had less access to my personal life. If I could keep it that way, I’d be a happy lady.”
Scarlett Johansson’s new film, We Bought a Zoo, is based on the true story of Benjamin Mee, a British journalist who moves with his family into a house on a piece of property that contains a private zoo that has fallen into disrepair. Following the untimely death of his wife, Mee decides to focus his energies on refurbishing the zoo and making a new home not only for the animals that live there, but for his grieving family as well.
In the film, directed by Cameron Crowe, the locale is reset in Southern California, with Matt Damon playing the Mee role, and Johansson as the zookeeper who helps him with the project. All told, We Bought a Zoo is a heartwarming movie that brings to light the resilience of the human spirit, the kinship that can exist between people and animals, and numerous other wholly life-affirming ideas. But for those very same reasons, the film stands out in the Johansson oeuvre, which by and large is comprised of more fraught, conflicted material like Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003), or Woody Allen’s Match Point (2005) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), in which the philosophical takeaway is more ambiguous and bad things occasionally beget worse things as the characters struggle bitterly (and often unsuccessfully) to come to terms with parts of their lives that don’t quite square up to their own expectations. So We Bought a Zoo is a different kind of movie for Johansson, and it arrives at what has turned out to be a very different kind of time for her, too.