Scarlett Johansson spys on her competition

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 March 2017
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson has confessed to watching how other actresses play the roles she missed out on

Scarlett Johansson watches other actresses play the roles she misses out on.

The 'Ghost in the Shell' star has confessed to checking out how her competition does in a movie when she had been passed on the role.

Asked if she would go and catch those films, she shared: "I usually do at some point."

Opening up about some of the movies she missed out on, she quipped: "I saw 'Jumanji'. I liked it. I wasn't bitter enough then, now I'm bitter. [When it came to 'The Parent Trap', I started to get bitter ... it was hard for me ...

"I auditioned [for 'Les Miserables'] and I had laryngitis ... but I tried. I don't know if that's why I didn't get it, I probably wasn't right for it."

And Johansson also missed out on a chance to star in 2011's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' for the part which eventually went to Rooney Mara.

Asked about claims she was passed on the role because she was too pretty, she told The Howard Stern Show: "Well, that's not exactly how it went. What happened was, I remember having conversations with [director David] Fincher and he said, 'You have to look like you're totally uncaring of yourself, deprived ... you're fragile'. I said, 'I will, I can be this person!' And he said 'No, you can't.'

"I really, really wanted that film because I felt I had something to contribute to it, but Fincher had a different vision for the character - and Rooney Mara's so perfect in it."

Meanwhile, Scarlett previously admitted she found it "grounding" to keep working whilst raising her daughter.

She said: "Even when I was shooting ['Ghost in the Shell'] I was still nursing. That is a very grounding [thing.] If you ever needed to return to yourself, that is a pretty wonderful way to come back to yourself when you go home.

"You have to leave all that work stuff behind and be able to present with your kid. I am very thankful that's my reality at the end of the day."

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