Scarlett Johansson has been acting in the industry for over 20 years and has now racked up a long list of credits with some extremely prominent roles in projects like the horse whisper girl with a pearl earring ghost world match point and since 2010 has taken on the role of a black widow in marvel cinematic universe,
It’s been clear that Scarlett Johansson has always had talent and been destined for great things but she’s slowly grown into the highest-paid actress of our time and become a major player.
10 Things You Know About Scarlett Johansson
1. Early Career
Born on November 22, 1984, in New York city Scarlett Johansson attended the renowned Manhattan professional children’s school.
Scarlett Johansson graduated alongside classmates like Carrie fisher and Sarah Michelle Geller, she started going to commercial and film auditions when she was a little girl.
But she wasn’t particularly good at commercials so her mother began limiting her to film projects this worked out well because she soon got her first film debut in the Rob Reiner film north her first leading role came two years later with Manny and love alongside her twin brother Hunter Johansson.
Scarlett Johansson has said that she always wanted to be an actress and that she used to put on performances for adults when she was a little kid in an interview with express she said
“Ever since I was 3 or 4 I was very dramatically inclined. I was very outgoing. I loved adult’s attention and I loved to perform. I used to put on shows for my family.”
2. Nyu Turned Her Down
A lot of people would be surprised to learn that this successful actress was denied admission from acting school, Scarlett Johansson applied to new york university’s Tisch School of the arts in 2003,
But they turned her down which allowed her to focus on her career which skyrocketed not long after she’s come a long way in her career since then.
She’s won a Tony award for her performance in the off-broadway playoff you from the bridge received five golden globe nominations won a British academy film award for her role in lost in translation and has received many more nominations and wins throughout her career.
3. She Auditioned For The Role of Judy in Jumanji
Jumanji was an instant classic when it came out in 1995 it also marked a big moment in the career of young Kirsten Dunst however Hollywood.
Now A-lister Scarlett Johansson had auditioned for the role as well the role went to Dunst Johansen also auditioned for the role of Hallie Parker and Annie James in the parent trap, in the end, it was given to Lindsay loan despite every significant or small turndown fought through and became the success story she is today.
4. She Wanted To Go Topless In The Island
When Scarlett Johansson appeared in Michael bay’s the island in 2005 the then 20-year-old actress wanted to film a topless scene her reason for doing.
So wasn’t because she wanted to flaunt her chest it was because she didn’t want to wear crappy underwear Michael bay explained how it all went down saying he was summoned to her trailer during the shoot after hearing that she was refusing to come out and film a scene
“She’s standing there, and she says, I’m not wearing this cheap bra I’m going naked.”
Bae wasn’t looking to make that kind of movie so he told her
“It’s PG13 you have to wear the bra”
So there you go the reason Scarlett Johansson kept all her clothes on the island was due to bay’s insistence on keeping the film rated pg-13 which makes sense kicking it up to a rating would have limited the audience and studios typically avoid doing that whenever possible.
5. She Wasn’t The First Choice To Voice Samantha In Her
Scarlett Johansson’s role of the voice Samantha and spike johns is here is one of her best performances ever, if she doesn’t physically appear in the picture it turns out Samantha Morton was the original voice for the role and even spent all of the filmings alongside Joaquin phoenix to help with his performance.
But once john’s heard Morton’s voice in the editing room he felt that Morton wasn’t quite right for the role and enlisted Johansson, Johansen nailed it and the film received a best picture academy award nomination
6. She Wasn’t The First Choice To Play Black Widow
Originally it was British actress Emily blunt who was tapped to play black widow for ironman 2.however blunt declined the role because of a scheduling conflict was when Johansen was contacted during her interview with vanity fair Johansen remarked
“I’m not one to hold a grudge or anything. I was super excited about it. And I met with John again, and we had a funny conversation about how he had not cast me. But I was excited. I was so stoked.”
7. She Worked With Three Stuntwomen To Hide Her Pregnancy
Scarlett Johansson was pregnant while filming avengers age of Ultron so the crew got to work making sure they could hide the pregnancy amazingly.
They didn’t need to trim any scenes and that was largely due to the work of three stuntwomen who worked on the film after all pregnancies may be hidden easily enough on a sitcom but this was an action movie director joss Whedon explained the situation in an interview with entertainment weekly
“She’s not going to spend the whole movie carrying groceries. We didn’t trim any scenes we’re like, we’ll make it work.”
The stuntwomen wore dotted maps on their faces so the VFX artists could digitally map Johansen’s face onto their site was all done in post-production and nobody watching the movie could tell her.
8. Convinced Four of Her Avengers Pals To Get Matching Tattoos
According to ew.com, the actress convinced a number of her fellow original avengers cast members to get a matching tattoo Robert Downey jr revealed that Johansson Jeremy Renner Chris.
Evans, and Chris Hemsworth all got inked with the iconic avenger’s symbol while Mark Ruffalo opted out of his place was taken by the tattoo artist who worked on the other cast members
9. She Can Play The Kazoo
Scarlett Johansson is not only an extremely talented actress but, she’s also pretty musically inclined she’s released two albums to date anywhere I lay my head in 2008 and break up in 2009.
Which was a collaboration with Pete Yorn she’s also been the voice behind several soundtracks and films like he’s just not that into you and the song before my time for chasing ice which received an academy award nomination for the best original song.
What’s more interesting is that she has admitted she can play the kazoo in an interview with the telegraph she talked about having the title of being an artist
“I don’t feel like an actor or a singer, I am able to focus wherever my mind wanders. (Recording) is a different kind of creativity I’m not a musician I can sing. I can play the kazoo.”
10. She’s Scared of Birds
Not long after filming the movie, we bought a zoo Scarlett Johansson son did an interview with new york magazine and divulged what animal she is most afraid of and it might be surprising she said
“I’m only scared of birds. Something about wings and beaks and the flapping. I’m terrified of them. That still hasn’t gone away.”
“If they’d asked me to put a bird on my shoulder I would have done it, but it would have been hard.”
“Cockroaches. I cannot stand cockroaches. That’s one thing I absolutely couldn’t do. But that’s not really an animal, is it’s? It’s an insect.”
“Actually, my uncle is terrified of birds as well, so it runs in the family.”