Some people are just born with Broadway in their blood. Scarlett Johansson is surely such a case, having been born and raised in New York City and having found that her connection to theatre enriches her relationships with contemporaries and collaborators like Hugh Jackman, Jessica Hecht, Liev Schreiber and many more, as well as enriches her experiences as a human being and theatre activist. Besides being in the highest grossing film of the year so far – Iron Man 2 – Scarlett Johansson also managed to win a 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress In A Play, and if those accomplishments just weren’t enough, she was magnanimous and gracious enough to give me forty-five minutes of her highly-prized time. Someone as ravishingly beautiful and quick-witted and eloquent as she is would not be automatically assumed by most to be the best dramatic and comedic actress of her generation – the next Meryl Streep if there ever were any – but, she is. She is. For further proof, see: Lost in Translation, The Prestige, Match Point, Scoop, Vicky Cristina Barcelona & Iron Man 2. Here is a portion of the interview in which we discuss her Broadway baby upbringing and some musical theatre-related anecdotes.
PC: What was it like working with fellow Broadway baby Hugh Jackman in SCOOP & THE PRESTIGE?
SJ: You know, working on SCOOP with Hugh, of course, I was just very fortunate to work with Hugh. He’s just – I mean, we call him the Mayor of Hollywood – he’s just all around amazing. A triple threat: singing, dancing, acting. And unbelievably, ridiculously gorgeous.
PC: Well, you are all of those things, too, so you must be the Mayoress of Hollywood!
SJ. (Laughs.) Thank you. But, he’s just the bee’s knees and I got really lucky to be able to spend a lot of time with him on the set of SCOOP. Of course, we both discovered that we love musicals. I love musicals, I started acting because I wanted to be in a musical. I loved Rodgers & Hammerstein and Cole Porter and Gershwin. We would just spend our whole morning in the hair and make-up trailer singing CAROUSEL and OKLAHOMA! and DAMN YANKEES. Then, you know, we got to work together again on THE PRESTIGE.
Scarlett’s nomination to the TCA has just been announced. The awards will take place August 9 in LA and you can vote for her here* (once a day).
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi
Scarlett Johansson, “Iron Man 2”
Rachel McAdams, “The Time Traveler’s Wife”
Gwyneth Paltrow, “Iron Man 2”
Amanda Peet, “2012”
Zoë Saldana, “Avatar”
She won the Tony Award for her performance in A View From The Bridge yesterday night and all we can say from here is CONGRATULATIONS SCARLETT!!! She looked stunning on the red carpet too, I’m not a big fan of the hairdo but that green Elie Saab dress she wore is gorgeous.
“Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be on Broadway and here I am,” said Scarl accepting her award.
First pics added to the gallery!
– Public Events: 2010 > 64th Tony Awards
As (I hope) you all know, Scarlett is up for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play at the Tonys! She’s also presenting an award on tonight’s gala, and of course we’ll be adding all the pics of her on the red carpet, and (I wish) with her Tony Awards! We all wish her the best of luck!
If you’re in the US you’re be able to watch the show live on CBS, and if not, visit the official site TonyAwards.com for a full and live coverage!
And last but not least, I’ve added the 2010 Tony Nominees class photo, that was taken at the Plaza Hotel in New York on May 20th. See it bigger in our gallery by clicking on it!
I’m working on some gallery updates. To start, pictures of Scarlett latest campaign for Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics have been added to the gallery, check them out because she looks really glamorous!
– Modeling: Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics > Summer 2010 Campaign
In her first appearance on live television since her split with Jesse James, Sandra Bullock Scarlett Johansson kissed on stage at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday in Universal City, California Sandra Bullock, 45, was honored with the Generation Award.
Ms. Bullock told press, “Ryan is right- Scarlett is a great kisser,” speaking of her “Proposal” costar, and Johansson’s husband Ryan Reynolds.
“Scarlett …. I love you and we all do, but you’re a little uncomfortable … why are you here? “Bullock began.
Johansson said: “Well, since Ryan was working, I wanted to be here in place when you win the Best Kiss.”
“That is so nice,” said Bullock. “But we didn’t win.”
“Well … well … I should have won … it was a big kiss,” said Johansson.