Knocking one possible award off her impressive list, Scarlett Johansson will not be bringing home a Golden Globe for her work in “Her.”
According to various reports, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has ruled that Johansson’s voice-only performance in Spike Jonze’s film will not be eligible. A member of the association explained that in order to be nominated, the actor has to have a physical presence onscreen.
In the film, Scarlett portrays Samantha, an operating system for a near-future computer device. During the course of the flick, Samantha begins to form a relationship with her installer, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix).
A lot of actors cut their teeth doing commercials, but Scarlett Johansson was happy to lend her talents to Dolce & Gabbana – especially since she’d be working with Martin Scorsese and Matthew McConaughey.
Helmed by the legendary director, the black and white ad titled The One and features the good-looking pair taking a drive around the Big Apple before rekindling their romance on a balcony.
In a behind-the-scenes video, the “Don Jon” star gushes about her coworkers, saying, “Just getting to work with Martin Scorsese has been all around hugely memorable, and having him say things to me like, ‘That was a great take’ really will always stick in my memory.”
As for the southern gent, Scarlett shares, “It was wonderful working with Matthew. I think he’s the perfect leading man onscreen and off. You know, he’s charming and charismatic and has a lot of the qualities that audiences love.” Check out her interview in the video below.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”