Go Scarlett (Oscars 8pm)

Even for the smartest and most talented actors, there are far more ways for a movie to fall short than succeed, so it’s a rare moment when project after project clicks seamlessly into place. Right now, Scarlett Johansson is clearly having such a moment. Earlier in the year, she played a pivotal role in what has become the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide, Avengers: Endgame, and filming has just wrapped for the standalone movie about her character, Black Widow, scheduled for release in May. Meanwhile, her performances in two recent, smaller-scale movies, the searing relationship drama Marriage Story and the extraordinary, off-kilter Nazi-era comedy Jojo Rabbit, are drawing sustained acclaim; for the former she is widely considered a contender for best actress.

All of which seems to leave Johansson quietly proud, but also uneasy.

“I worked really hard for a really long time…So maybe this is the result of that.” There’s a carefulness about Johansson as she says this, not the kind that implies insecurity or a lack of self-belief, more that she is used to being someone for whom it is almost always too soon to really celebrate. “I definitely am the type of person who’s always waiting for the other shoe to drop,” she reflects. “But I’m learning to change that habit.”

~ Chris Heath, Best-Actress Contender Scarlett Johansson on Movies, Marriages, and Controversies (Vanity Fair, Nov 26, 2019)


Photographs of Scarlett Johannson by Andy Gotts

Comments

  1. I never heard of her, nor any of the movies she was in. Are you playing a joke on your readers or am I living a sheltered existence down here in South Carolina?

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  2. I loved her in Vicky Christina Barcelona.

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  3. Loved her since Lost in Translation!

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  4. She was wonderful in “Girl With a Pearl Earring.”

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  5. she’s an amazing powerhouse talent

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  6. So amazing

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  7. I saw Marriage Story – she was fantastic in it. She’s wonderful in whatever she does…

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  8. I didn’t like her at the beginning, but I soon realised that it was not about her acting but her way of ‘treating life, men, relationships’. Which in itself I found disturbing, as I’m not a person to check out what celebrities are doing in their life. She must have given appalling reason for me to have that terrible first opinion…. Maybe that’s one of the downside of having had access to YTube interviews or what-not!

    I was blown away by her performances in Girl w. a pearl earring, Lost in translation, Match Point, saw her in Vicky Crtistina Barcelona, We bought a zoo and Horse whisperer….. I do think she’s gone from strength to strength and I’m looking forward to view her in newer films to which I have no access yet.

    YES Dave, I’m the only person you know who’s not having TV, I’m a cinema goer and DVD watcher, I am first of all a reader, and now beat me!
    She certainly has high intelligence and that’s always impressive when you ‘can’ be shallow and get away with it in this business.

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    SCARLETT …’Chris Heath, Best-Actress Contender Scarlett Johansson on Movies, Marriages, and Controversies (Vanity Fair, Nov 26, 2019)’

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  10. she seems to select movies that are perfect for her, and vice versa…

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  11. Late to this party, but I’ve loved her since “The Horse Whisperer.” I don’t know how anyone survives the Film Star life.

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  12. Arthur Paula Buselatto says:

    Love

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