Scarlett Johansson: Return To Broadway In Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
Scarlett Johansson may be one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, but the New York native is now making her return to Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. To discuss her new role, Scarlett appeared with Kelly & Michael for an interview. But before we get to Broadway, did you know that Scarlett was actually nominated for an Academy Award?
Scarlett Johansson: Before My Time Academy Award Nomination
In case you missed it, Scarlett was nominated for a song she had performed for the documentary Chasing Ice. The song, “Before My Time,” was nominated next to Adele, which is something that Scarlett never thought she would be able to say. Kelly revealed that Chasing Ice was actually made by one of Gelman’s old college professors.
Scarlett isn’t just a talented actress, but also an extremely talented singer. She loves to sing so much, in fact, that she recently formed her own all-girl band. They’re called The One and Only Singles, so keep an ear out! Kelly and Michael were a bit disappointed. “We should put our audition tapes away,” Kelly said.
Scarlett Johansson: First Live! Appearance At 13-Years-Old
Kelly & Michael surprised Scarlett with a tape of her very first appearance on Live! at just 13 years old. Scarlett began acting at the age of 8, so she’s now a 20 year veteran. Scarlett was embarrassed by the clip, but she looked and sounded so mature and poised, already wise beyond her years. Anyone who looks like that at 13 is destined to be a movie star!
Scarlett Johansson: Playing Maggie “The Cat”
Scarlett loves being back on Broadway, and Maggie “The Cat” is such an iconic role. Scarlett has actually never seen the film version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which stars Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie. Therefore, she didn’t feel too much pressure until she saw the script, which features long monologues that last 45 minutes. “That’s when panic set in,” Scarlett explained.
During Scarlett’s long monologues, she likes being able to connect with the audience. However, not everyone is always polite. Even from the stage, “we can see you texting, we can see you yawning,” Scarlett said. She feels like people sometimes think they’re watching a TV show, not a live performance.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof runs through March 30 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theater, so don’t miss your chance to see Scarlett Johansson. Will you be checking it out?