I’ve added a wonderful new Scarlett article from USA Today. Be sure to read the full feature here. Here are some highlights that I’ve picked:
– Scarlett says her album will be released in October
– She says she feels a bit guilty about her upcoming album because it just fell in her lap. Warner Bros. reps heard her sing on Unexpected Dreams and offered her a contract
– She plans to go to Iraq this year with the USO to visit U.S. servicemen: “I get letters from guys my age and younger. I wanted to go in October, but it may be a little later”
– Natalie Portman on Scarlett: “She’s a spicy girl. She’s got wonderful energy. She’s very, very smart. She always says what she feels but always tactfully”
– She reads a lot of biographies of Old Hollywood talents and feels a lot of times like she was born in the wrong era
– She believes in rewarding herself after working hard and may take a road trip in the US after the filming wraps in Spain
– She is interested in going to Africa to do charity work
“I know how lucky I am,” she says. “I have friends. I’m doing what I want to do. I can travel. I also have an opportunity to make some sort of difference.”
When friends asked Steve and Wish Nails about their attractive guest, they said she was in a band from Sweden. When People magazine called about the same mysterious blonde, the Nails developed sudden amnesia.
But when that house guest is actress Scarlett Johansson, who Esquire Magazine named as the “Sexiest Woman Alive” in 2006, the secret can only last so long.
“The first thing she did was go downtown to a restaurant and she got recognized,” said Wish Nails. “It was a real drag because people were saying stuff to her like, ‘I don’t believe it’s you. Take off your glasses.’
“That was the last time she went out to eat. But the rest of the trips were to Wal-Mart and Albertsons. When I tell you she went to Wal-Mart and Albertsons, she went a lot.”
Wal-Mart, margaritas and music was the life for Johansson, who spent 33 days in Maurice recording here debut CD at Dockside Studio. Owned by Steve and Wish Nails, Dockside is a 12-acre recording complex hidden along the Vermilion River.
Continue reading “Studio Gets Visit from A-list Johansson”
For her sequel as the face of another Louis Vuitton campaign [third time, actually], Scarlett Johansson played a role with which she’s extremely familiar: movie star. Evoking at turns Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, Johansson displays voluptuous glamour in the color-drenched fall spots, slated to break in August fashion magazines.
“In this one, she’s much more recognizable,” said Antoine Arnault, Vuitton’s communications director, who allowed that the actress is not always immediately identifiable in the current spring ads in her role as the French-coquette-on-a-swing.
Nevertheless, Arnault dubbed the current campaign a success. He noted that Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs “adores” Johansson and based his fall-winter collection for the house around her character in Girl With a Pearl Earring, the 2003 feature film about a peasant girl who becomes the model for 17th-century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s most famous work.
The fall campaign, lensed by Vuitton regulars Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, plays up the painterly colors of the ready-to-wear. “It’s probably one of the most beautiful campaigns Mert and Marcus have ever shot,” Arnault said. “It’s a very iconic campaign.”
Continue reading “Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 07/08 Campaign”
“Creole? Really? How fascinating. So is there still that whole voodoo thing?”
The young waiter from the island of Mauritius stood tongue-tied in the dining room of the Spa Hotel in Kent, England, baffled by the movie star who was focused on his French accent instead of his list of Frenchified entrÃ©esâ€”trout millefeuille and tenderloin en croute. He did not understand why his native dialect made her think of black magic, Mardi Gras, and dolls with pins.
“You know, voodoo? Witchcraft? Is that part of the culture?” Her voice lowered coaxingly. “You can tell us.”
Scarlett Johansson has a habit of talking forcefully and teasingly to strangers, charging past her own youth and soft, delectable looks to establish a beachhead of individuality. The waiter, the driver, an autograph-seeking fan, a man giving directions on the streetâ€¦all are treated with the same kind of good-natured raillery.
Continue reading “Scarlett Letters”
Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson sparked a photographer frenzy at the Louis Vuitton show on Sunday, as designer Marc Jacobs took Paris fashion week to its final phase with shimmering, slim outfits.
Jacobs said his collection was a homage to Johannes Vermeer, calling the line “Girl with a monogrammed bag”, a play on words on Vermeer’s painting and the 2003 film Girl with a Pearl Earring on the Dutch painter, in which Johansson played a main character.
“I thought it was amazing,” the actress told reporters after the show in a giant tent in a courtyard of the Louvre museum.
“I thought it was beautiful. And I was really happy to see how wearable everything is,” she said, after Jacobs paraded out models in short leather jackets with asymmetric zips. Other girls wore A-line coats and dresses in all shades of blue.
“The colour palette was informed by paintings from Vermeer,” Jacobs said after the show. “What we set out to do was to .. keep a sense of romanticism and a sense of colour but to give them a force and a strength and to keep them modern.”
Continue reading “Article on the Fashion Week”
The press archive has gotten a face lift today as I adapted it to fit the main layout. I also added 9 new articles for your reading pleasure, all from recent magazines, including all of Esquire‘s Q&A interviews. Thanks a lot to Melonika and jazhall_uk from the forum for their help with transcribing these!
– Sexiest Woman Alive Q&A – Part 5
– Sexiest Woman Alive Q&A – Part 4
– Sexiest Woman Alive Q&A – Part 3
– Sexiest Woman Alive Q&A – Part 2
– Sexiest Woman Alive Q&A – Part 1
– Ethics Girl
– Scarlett In Wonderland
– The Scoop from Scarlett
– The Black Dahlia
The movie Scoop opens today. Woody Allen wrote, directed, ed ited, co-stars in it. Also probably sells popcorn for it, takes your tickets and acts as the pro in the men’s room. In this thing, Scarlett Johansson’s a college reporter who happens to accidentally happen upon a major scoop. And if you believe we weary old broads actually nail exclusives that way, then I have five miles of swampland in Jersey I want to unload on you.
Scarlett Johansson, whom I’ve met before, is as saucy, sassy, gorgeous, fun, talented and bright in real life as in reel life. Our reunion Wednesday was on an escalator. Traveling downstairs to the theater in MoMA for the screening.
“I’ve been working nonstop,” she said, “And I think it’s time I treated myself to a little vacation. What I’m planning to do is go with a couple of my girlfriends to the Caribbean. I have decided I definitely need the Caribbean. I have a decent break right now. Like about six weeks because I don’t start again until September. That’s when we begin shooting The Other Burbleburble Girl. “
I have added a new Scoop related interview with Woody Allen to the Press Archives. He confirms that Scarlett’s character is called ‘Sondra Pransky’, and talks a lot about working with the actress.
“She leaves me for dead. I mean, she’s one of those people that always ? offstage or on ? always tops me. No matter how good a line I come up with ? when we’re putting each other down, teasing each other, whatever ? she always nails me last, and best. Of course, that, to me, earns a lot of respect. Because I always think that I’m quick and witty, and so when someone outguns me consistently, I’m just amazed by it. But it’s true ? and everyone on the set will tell you that.”
Read full article here.