She’s always up for a new challenge, and Scarlett Johansson looked pretty intense as she filmed scenes for her new movie “Lucy” in Taipei, China on Tuesday (October 21).
Joined by costar Min-Sik Choi, the “Lost in Translation” starlet donned some voluminous blonde locks as she worked her mojo for the cameras.
Meanwhile, Scarlett has been devoting some of her free time to a new all-girl band called The One & Only Singles.
Ms. Johansson told Malibu magazine, “I’ve just been slammed with work, and we just haven’t been able to finish [recording]. I write music sometimes in my trailer when nothing else is happening. I wish I could do that full-time. I would love to have that gift. But I don’t. So, for me, it has to be more of a collaborative process. Because I’m not a songwriter. I can understand lyrics, I understand melody, but it’s something that I would have to dedicate myself to, and I don’t have the time.”
As for the group, Scarlett explained, “I would say it’s super-pop … It’s like unabashed pop. The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls. Like Grimes … something like that. I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go’s. I wanted it to be like those bands- ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.”
– MOVIE PRODUCTIONS > LUCY > ON THE SET > OCTOBER 21ST: ON THE SET OF “LUCY” IN CHINA
She can light up a screen like no one else, but Scarlett Johansson never actually appears during the forthcoming film “Her.”
The “We Bought a Zoo” babe plays a computer girlfriend in the Spike Jonze flick, and her voice performance is so good she may be nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award despite the fact that she’s never actually on camera.
After the weekend world premiere at the New York Film Festival, Scott Foundas of Variety wrote, “It’s Johansson who pulls off the trickiest feat: She creates a complex, full-bodied character without any body at all. Detached from her lethally curvaceous figure, the actress’ breathy contralto is no less seductive, but it also alights with tenderness and wonder as Samantha, both here on Earth and up there in the Cloud, voraciously devours literature, philosophy and human experience.”
“Johansson’s work in the film is lovely, and the best thing about the way she plays the part is that there’s nothing calculated or ‘sexy’ about the way she approaches it. Removed from the undeniable sweater-girl appeal she packs when she’s onscreen, forced to rely only on her voice, Johansson comes across as a warm, curious, vibrant personality. It’s incredibly appealing,” added Drew McWeeny of HitFix.
“Her” is slated to hit theaters on January 10th.
I added a few pics to the album of the Esquire shoot Scarlett did for the November issue. Check them out by following the links below.
– SCANS FROM 2013 > ESQUIRE (NOVEMBER 2013) +1
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > VINCENT PETERS FOR ESQUIRE MAGAZINE +2
After much anticipation, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey’s fragrance ad for Dolce & Gabbana’s The One is finally here!
Directed by Martin Scorsese, the black-and-white shot spread features the “Mud” actor and “The Avengers” beauty, both rocking their Sunday best.
The brand ambassadors cozy up next to each other as McConaughey points off to the distance.
As recently reported by GossipCenter, Scarlett nabbed the 2013 Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” title.
While chatting with the publication, the 28-year-old actress joked about her thriving career. “You know, I gotta hustle, I’m a twenty-eight year old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers.”
“Then they just sort of stop.I have to hedge against that with work – theater, producing this thing with Esquire. Sounds pretty bloodless, I guess,” she added.
– DOLCE & GABBANA > DOLCE & GABBANA’S THE ONE PERFUME 2013
Taking some time away from the set of her upcoming action flick “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson garnered a little added exposure by covering the November 2013 issue of Esquire magazine.
Snatching the “Sexiest Woman Alive” title from 2012’s stunner Mila Kunis, “The Avengers” beauty dished about her relationship with her fiancé Romain Dauriac and chatted about her thriving career.
“I don’t think I was a jealous person,” Scarlett explained. “Until I started dating my current, my one-and-only, I think maybe in the past I didn’t have the same kind of investment. Not that I liked my partner less, I just wasn’t capable of it or caring that much.
In regards to her career, Miss Johansson stated while laughing, “You know, I gotta hustle. I’m a twenty-eight-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers.”
“Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work – theater, producing, this thing with Esquire. Sounds pretty bloodless, I guess,” she added.
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > VINCENT PETERS FOR ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
– SCANS FROM 2013 > ESQUIRE (NOVEMBER 2013)
Fresh off the premiere of her new flick “Don Jon,” Scarlett Johansson soaks up the spotlight by covering the October 2013 issue of Interview magazine.
While donning designer duds from Dolce & Gabbana and Prada for the Patrick Demarchelier-shot spread, “The Avengers” beauty opened up about the rejection she had as a child actress and revealed details on the “Captain America” sequel.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Johansson’s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Interview!
On the SAT:
“I think the way it worked when I took them was that they were out of 1,600, so maybe you’d get a 1,240 if you were a smarty-pants. I got a 1,080, which was pretty low. But that was probably because I didn’t answer half of the math questions.”
On wanting to be a child actress:
“There was someone in my older brother’s class who was doing some commercials and theater, so my mom took me to that kid’s agent because I loved musicals. They didn’t want me, though. I was devastated. I thought it was the end of my career. But after I was rejected by that agency, I remember standing outside in Greenwich Village with my mom—I think we were on Houston or something—and she was saying, ‘Do you really want to do this? You’re so devastated.’ And maybe it was the rejection or whatever, but I really wanted to give it a try, and she supported that. So I finally ended up finding an agent who did want me, and I began auditioning and started to book work-films, in particular. I was always terrible at commercials because my voice was so deep. At the age of 9, I sounded like a whiskey-drinking, chain-smoking fool. Wasn’t going to sell Jell-O with that voice, you know? But when I was about 12, I was working on The Horse Whisperer. I’d made probably five or six movies at that point—I was doing a lot of really emotional work—but I remember finding that place of realizing, ‘Oh, wait, I can manipulate this thing that I’m doing.’ I could start to see the colors of the scenes and to understand the nuances of what went into giving a performance. It was this realization that acting was more than just this natural thing—that it was something that you could craft.”
On “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”:
“Yes. This film is in real time. It’s been two years since [the characters] appeared, and now both are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets. We are not superheroes flying side by side. They help each other because we are fighting in a similar way. It’s a working relationship.”
On lack of privacy:
“I feel incredibly fortunate at having achieved success and am not going to complain about the fame. I love what I do and my film projects fill me as an artist. Everything else, fame and the invasion of privacy, is a headache. I have many friends who do not have work, that do not get anything on TV, or in ads, or voiceover, so to complain about my loss of anonymity is a little silly. If fame is a nightmare, I know that it is difficult for the public to identify with me because it sounds ridiculous to complain about it. Believe me when I say that fame can be a drag.”
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > INTERVIEW (OCTOBER 2013)
– SCANS FROM 2013 > INTERVIEW (OCTOBER 2013)
I added a few scans of Scarlett in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Enjoy!
– SCANS FROM 2013 > HARPER’S BAZAAR (UK) (OCT 2013)
Stepping out for a swanky premiere, Scarlett Johansson showed up at the screening of her new flick “Under the Skin” in Toronto, Canada on Monday night (September 9).
The “Lost in Translation” hottie was joined by director Jonathan Glazer and producer James Wilson at the Prince of Wales Theatre as part of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
– EVENTS IN 2013 > UNDER THE SKIN PREMIERE AT THE TIFF IN TORONTO