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Welcome to Scarlett Johansson Fan, your online resource dedicated to the two time Oscar Nominated actress Scarlett Johansson. You may know Scarlett from her Oscar nominated roles in "JoJo Rabbit", "Marriage Story" and her 10 years as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" and her own movie coming out in May "Black Widow". It is our aim to bring you all the latest news, photos, information and much more on Scarlett's career. We hope you enjoy your stay!
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January 03, 2010  Rope Comments are off Media Alerts

It looks like Scarlett will be hosting the episode number 672 (next February 13rd) of Saturday Night Live along with Green Day band. I hope this is not just a rumor because she pulls off her most funny side everytime she appears on the show, so fingers crossed! And many thanks to HouseholdTowel from the forum for this alert!

Edit: Scarlett’s publicist informed me that she’s not hosting SNL anytime soon, what a shame!

December 23, 2009  Rope Comments are off 'Break Up', Articles & Interview, Media Alerts, Scarlett-Photos.com

Scarlett & Pete Yorn were featured on the September issue of BlackBook magazine, where they gave an interview about their Break Up album. Read it after the cut

Even when critics weren’t so kind to your first album?
SJ: I’ve had plenty of films that were released with mixed reviews. You win some, you lose some, I suppose. My only hope is that the album was actually listened to before it was reviewed.

“Belle & Sebastian,” says Scarlett Johansson, who then goes on to name Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, and the White Stripes, when listing off her favorite musical duos. The 24-year- old actress and musician should be forgiven for her error—the Scottish purveyors of indie-pop currently boast seven members—because, after all, she’s here today to discuss another duo altogether.

With her longtime friend, singer-songwriter Pete Yorn, the four-time Golden Globe nominee (two of those nods came in the same year, for 2003’s Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring) recorded The Break Up, an album of harmonious he said/she said tracks loosely inspired by the rapport between Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. About love and its aftermath, the songs were recorded three years ago, over two afternoons, with little thought given to the outcome.

“When Scarlett showed up,” says Yorn, “we had no idea what was going to happen. We just went with what felt right. I knew a handful of their songs, and had seen some videos that I thought were fun.” This is not, evidently, a passion project on the level of Johansson’s debut album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, her tribute to Tom Waits, whose music she fell in love with at the age of 12. “I didn’t start listening to these recordings until five years ago,” she adds. But despite their casual interest in the famous French musical partners, the collaboration between Yorn and Johansson perfectly captures the playful tenor of their sexually liberated predecessors.

Like Bardot, Johansson has become lauded as an international sex symbol, and had been romantically linked to a swarm of high-profile Hollywood types—until settling down last year with her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds. And like Gainsbourg, whose later life included a slew of drunken embarrassments, Yorn, 35, has been forthcoming about his excessive past, although he summoned the courage to dry out when the rock- star cliché veered too closely to self-destruction. “I’ve never felt tempted by self-destructive behavior,” says Johansson, who quickly shifts the discussion away from any real-life parallels: “The album happened in a very organic way. Pete asked me if I’d like to record with him—it was as simple as that.”

In what ways did the relationship between music and film color this album?
SCARLETT JOHANSSON: I never thought of this as an actor-and-musician collaboration. It was merely a project between friends. Perhaps Pete felt differently—he had such a strong idea about what the duets should be.
PETE YORN: The Serge-and-Brigitte thing is really loose, not much more than a guy- girl concept. It really could have been Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. Thinking back on it, my work with Natalie Maines on “The Man” might have been the initial catalyst for wanting to make a record with a female perspective.

What is it about Gainsbourg and Bardot that makes them so iconic?
SJ: I just enjoyed the ambiance of the sound—perfect for winter in New York.
PY: It was more of a feeling I got when I thought of them, the vibe that Brigitte seemed to bring to the table. It made me think of Scarlett.

Bardot once defined what it meant to be a sexy, spirited, cultured woman. Is she someone you admire?
SJ: I don’t know that I have a fully formed opinion about who exactly I look up to. There are actors, however, who encompass that sort of spirited quality: Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood and Bette Davis. A varied group, I know, but all equally strong, sensual and feminine performers.

Where do you mine inspiration from when conveying heartbreak, when you’re happily partnered in a relationship?
PY: I seem to be able to feel or tap into all emotions at all times. If I’m happy in a situation, and I want to go the dark side, I just remind myself how fleeting that happiness will be for me. Anyway, I’m usually led there naturally.
SJ: Past relationships, I suppose.

In what ways has your music evolved on this project?
SJ: The singing voice on Break Up is very different from the vocals on Anywhere I Lay My Head. On the Waits covers album, the register is much lower, and the songs are grittier and sort of dreamlike. Break Up gave me the opportunity to harmonize.
PY: In a weird way, this record reminds me of my younger self, maybe because of the way it was made, back in someone’s garage without outside influences or expectations—just innocent fun.

Do you normally try to shut out critical reception?
SJ: I’ve never been one to focus on reviews. I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to critiquing music and film—I always think my opinion is the most thoughtful. I realize, of course, that’s not the case, so I guess I put just as much faith in everyone else’s critical reception as I do my own, which is to say that I understand that each person is entitled to their own opinion.

Even when critics weren’t so kind to your first album?
SJ: I’ve had plenty of films that were released with mixed reviews. You win some, you lose some, I suppose. My only hope is that the album was actually listened to before it was reviewed.

Scarlett, when working on your solo album, you said, “There wasn’t anybody asking if we wanted lattes.” What about this time around?
SJ: Well, there was that time I asked Pete for gum…

How does the pressure of live musical performance compare to appearances in front of the camera or on a red carpet?
SJ: I have terrible stage fright. I’ve never had to sing in front of a live audience, other than some back-up vocals. It seems incredibly revealing, very different from making a red-carpet appearance, where the glitz and glamour of movie stardom can mask any sort of insecurity.

What is the most significant compliment you’ve received for your work?
SJ: Having David Bowie agree to sing on Anywhere I Lay My Head—after hearing it.
PY: While listening to track 11 on one of my records, Bono said, “I keep waiting for you to drop the ball, but you’re not dropping the ball!”

If you could wear anything onstage, what would you choose?
SJ: I’d dress like a character from The Dark Crystal.
PY: If I was getting weird, I’d wear something furry, like a costume from the Banana Splits or that dude in the hotel room in The Shining.

How much of what you’re wearing helps you get into performance mode?
PY: Sometimes my black leather boots help me snap into it, for sure. I have terrible stage fright. Live performance is very different from the glitz and glamour of movie stardom, which can mask any sort of insecurity.

July 23, 2009  Rope Comments are off 'Iron Man 2', 'These Vagabond Shoes', Media Alerts

Scans (in HQ) for this week’s issue of EW featuring Scarlett as The Black Widow in Iron Man 2 have been added to the gallery, hope you enjoy them! And remember, Scarlett will be presenting her shortfilm This Vagabond Shoes tonight at the LA Shorts Festival, so all the best for our girl! More pics and the first reviews of it will be up tomorrow!

GALLERY LINKS:
– Scans from 2009 > Entertainment Weekly (US) – July 2009

July 16, 2009  Lisa 6 comments 'Iron Man 2', Media Alerts

The title says it all.  Entertainment Tonight gave viewers a quick glimpse at the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly which features the cast of Iron Man 2 on the cover – and yes, we get the first look of Scarlett as Black Widow!  You can check out some very poor quality teasers below.  If anyone can provide us with high quality scans, please contact the staff.

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June 09, 2009  Lisa 8 comments Media Alerts, Scarlett-Photos.com

I found these at one of the forums I visit and while they’re not the best scans, they will do until we can get HQ versions up in our gallery.  Overall I like the photoshoot and I don’t hate the dark hair.  I just wish Scarlett would have smiled in at least one of the photos lol.

GALLERY LINKS:
Magazine Scans: Scans from 2009 > Elle (France) – June 2009

June 06, 2009  Rope 3 comments Media Alerts

Scarlett is on the cover of the June issue of ELLE (France), all dressed in Louis Vuitton clothes and posing with her new brunette hair. I’m personally not a fan of that look, but what do you think of it? We will upload pics from the inside of the magazine quite soon!

Scans from the May 2009 issue of Marie Claire (Brazil) have been added to the gallery, Scarlett looks really sexy. Thank you to Mariana for scanning these for us!

GALLERY LINKS:

– Magazine Scans: Marie Claire Brazil May 2009

Scans from the March 2009 issue of Glamour (Germany) and the June 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan (Spain) have been added to the gallery.  Thank you to Karin and Elke respectively for donating these to us.  More scans are coming soon!

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazines: Glamour (Germany) – March 2009
– Magazines: Cosmopolitan (Spain) – June 2009

March 19, 2009  Mycah 13 comments Media Alerts

It’s official! Scarlett Johansson takes the cover of April’s Vogue Paris photographed by Mario Sorrenti.

March 16, 2009  Mycah Comments are off Media Alerts

A March 12th CNN video (here), discussing the fashion economic state, captures the Vogue Paris team handling what could be the next Vogue Paris cover (minute 2:07). This of course could be a supplement cover, or one of a few as indicative from the below image showcasing possibly different covers. Or it could be nothing.

Eme has kindly scanned us the February 2009 issue of Spanish Elle and translated a couple of interesting quotes from Scarlett:

“I’m an actress, not a politician. If I can use my profession to make a better world, why not? I prefer talking about my collaboration with (RED) instead of talking about how much I like chicken salad, it has much more meaning to me. If I can grab people’s attention and achieve that they buy products in an intelligent way, it’s a step forward. My support doesn’t outshine the work that volunteers do, which I have witnessed in Africa. Each of them contributes considering their real possibilities. On one side there are those who dedicate all their heart and soul to help here and on the other side those who buy an object knowing that a percentage will go directly to an humanitarian organization. Both commitments are valid and not incompatible at all.”

“People from industrialized cities won’t stop buying products even though other countries are suffering. They will continue buying mobile phones, mp3, computers, clothes… and taking coffee. So why not choosing (RED) products? Here, doctors tell us that they can build hospitals thanks to that money. When you learn about that, there are no more questions. […] People don’t always have time to contribute to charity… not only can they buy the products they want this way but also help the needed.”

LeeValo also contributed gorgeous scans of Scarlett in the March 2009 issue of Italian Marie Claire.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans: Elle (Spain) – February 2009
– Magazine Scans: Marie Claire (Italy) – March 2009

March 03, 2009  Mycah Comments are off Media Alerts, Movies

Today you can buy the Scarlett Johansson Collection on DVD. This is merely just a re-packaging of some of Scarlett’s previous films but it is still neat and some of you might wish to pick it up to add to your memorabilia collections.

The films included are A Good Woman (2004) where she played Meg Windermere, Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) say her as Griet, and An American Rhapsody (2001) had Scarlett playing young Suzanne Sandor.

You can buy it on Amazon for a really cheap $13.99.






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