I’m not sure who will be interested in this, but I just liked the photos and I was glad we had access to them. Last night, Scarlett Johansson was the opening night star of the Broadway revival of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (which, incidentally, is one of my least favorite Tennessee Williams’ plays). I’m including photos of ScarJo on stage (in that negligee) and at the opening night after-party – those are the pics of ScarJo in black Dolce & Gabbana. I’m also including photos of Benjamin Walker – he plays Brick, and in real life he’s Meryl Streep’s son-in-law. Also pictured: Ciarán Hinds, who plays Big Daddy.
ScarJo playing Maggie the Cat could be a major disaster – Maggie is considered one of the most sensual and hot-blooded of Williams’ heroines, the role always ripe for a bombshell. ScarJo is a bombshell, for sure. But does she have the acting chops to pull off the role? According to the critics, she does. Ben Brantley of the New York Times has praised the hell out of her performance – go here to see. It looks like ScarJo’s first Tony-Award-winning Broadway role a few years ago wasn’t a fluke! Scarlett is now a big-time theater actress. How does that make you feel?
PS… It just occurred to me that ScarJo is probably doing a Southern accent. If anyone goes to see the play, please tell me how her accent work was. One of my biggest pet peeves is “actors doing terrible Southern accents.”
Photos courtesy of WENN.
back in the day I thought she was soo pretty, but lately I have been finding her kinda average looking..
I totally agree! I used to think she was amazing. And in truth, I think she looks amazing here from the next down, but she always wears such clown makeup and it detracts from her so much.
Git’ ner done, Scarjo! Bless her heart! (With a deep southern accent).
According to the public radio station, here in Podunk town, they are trying to do a Broadway “revival” with that “cat on a tin roof” play…but if I was Scarjo I’d be taking caution based on Katie Holmes’ bomb. I personally think theatre is doomed, not many people care for it, me included. I’d rather go to a piano concerto or to listen to a live orchestra. I cringed whenever mom took me to a play…I have a phobia to live theatre, not sure why. Ican see why plays were entertaining back in the day, before color tv, cable, on demand, Netflix, Uverse, etc. There are 2 drive in’s where I live at and it’s a hit with families with children. It is so convenient, the kids can play, catch fireflies and have a blast without being shushed or inconveniencing anyone else. We watched the last Madagascar and they were dancing to “I like to moveit move it” under the screen , it was so funny.
I think Broadway is here to stay for sure – we might have HD TV these days but nothing can ever replace seeing your favorite actors perform in person. The play Katie was is most likely flopped because of the name of it – Dead Accounts! Sounds like a box of dusty old tax documents, who wants to see that? And Katie doesn’t have the star power to make people go see it even if it sounds crappy.
I think live theater has something that tv and film can’t match. When people kiss or are violent in theater, it has WAY more impact. There are pros and cons to each format.
I do think that theater needs to reduce their prices, though (non-Broadway productions). Many professional theaters in my city charge $20-100 dollars for a show, and that is just absurd when you compare it to going to the movies.
Theatre has been around for 2,000 years. I think there’s life in the old dog yet.
There is nothing like live theatre when it’s a good play and good actors.
She looks like am escort – sorry Scarjo you always look really cheap to me.
Wow. When did she get her implants taken out?? It’s such a difference…
she lost weight
She missed a performance last week because of the flu, so you’re probably right.
I think its both. She lost weight but has gained and back and forth … she was always full .. the past few years she has been very small I say removal.
I think you might be right. Either that or it’s weight loss? But she does look smaller.
It might just be that she gains and loses weight first in her boobs, but I could have sworn the last time she was this skinny her boobs were HUGE. I think she had some implants removed. Or am I dreaming this up?
It could be weight loss but here are some before/after pictures that suggest surgery.
Ciarán Hinds is totally hot, but the man doesn’t photograph well.
Scarlett looks like a lollipop, especially in the top picture. I hate it when actresses get so skinny that their head looks too big for their body. Also: why so much make-up on her face? What has she got to hide?
I was just thinking that I wasn’t getting the usual Ciaràn Hinds biscuit tingles. He needs to lose the beard, pronto.
Yeah, that beard isn’t good. But he can pull it off. He can put ANYTHING off, but you need to see him in motion.
So true. I even got hot for him as Caesar.
I think she had the same problem Katie Holmes did at the opening part for Dead Accounts – wearing stage makeup leftover from her performance. Not that I blame them – shit is hard to get off!
Watch her interviews during the press junkets for the Avengers and she puts people in their place when they ask all the male actors serious questions and then ask her “What diet did you use to get in the outfit?” or “What underwear did you wear?” questions like that. She’s got the snark and can prove she’s more than just a pretty face. Go on ahead girl!
But she’s not even a pretty face…
@ Missy!! awesome shade on a Friday morning!
Her costars are right there along with her. RDJ even thre shade on it when someone asked him a thoughtful question the asked her what diet she had.
Did she lose more weight? Or is it just me?
It’s not just you.
I love the pics of her- I think she is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. I heard her interview on NPR, and according to her, those behind the production of this play weren’t interested in playing the characters in the traditional sense and ScarJo wasn’t going to overplay the sexuality of Maggie but make her earthier. Hope the play turns out well.
The last picture, of Scarlett in the yellow dress, is atrocious. The angle is awful, compounding the awkward body positioning. Why. Release THAT as a still?
I love the black outfit….but yes, the yellow dress is unflattering and check out her feet; they look as big as a lumberjack’s
To be fair, all the role really requires is a lot of pouting and a little angst. It’s a famous role; not a great one.
And, the bar seems to be set so consistently low for ScarJo, to get critical acclaim all she has to do is to not fall off the stage.
Pouting and angst ou say? they might as well hand the girl another Tony now.
Nothing anyone can say will ever rid me of my irrational dislike for ScarJo.
Wait a second. I’m shuffling my chair over to sit in your corner.
Spot on – I find her irritating beyond belief and her looks utterly overrated. Her body proportions look weird and she looks utterly awkward in the stills from the production.
She just talked you up and gave CHemboy your phone number.
@ J. Typical ScarJo, she thinks I’m a loser who can’t get with CHemboy on my own merit so she has to stick her nose and talk me up, as if I need her help. Interfering witch.
Who is CHemboy? I was present for that whole discussion, but I think too Cumby-fied to pay much attention.
TFan – CHemboy is Miss Kiki’s side piece when Mr. Kiki is otherwise engaged. Hint: think body (esp. arms so defined they look drawn), Australian accent, his best accessory is his infant daughter and, of course, an AMAZING hammer he doesn’t mind wielding in public.
That was my assumption, but given our collective refinement, I was a little surprised. Then again, I don’t suppose one requires much in the way conversational skill from a side piece.
IMO she was prettier and sexier before, when she was more voluptuous (sp?). Now she just seems to be another skinny actress to me.
Could it be that she is a better stage actress than she is a movie actress?
she’s good in LOST IN TRANSLATION,GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING ,GHOST WORLD or MATCH POINT
+1, and Vicki Christina Barcelona
I thought she was ok in Match Point, but really great in Lost in Translation. I just wish we could see more of that in her new movies, I thought she was the weak point in Avengers, and I can’t really think of something she recently stood out for her acting.
Ive never seen these films of her, I’ve only seen her really commercial stuff. I thought she was okay in the other Boleyn girl (way better that portman) and the nanny diaries. I really liked her in the latter. She’s fine in ironman and was fine in some movie with hugh jackman and woody allen. From those she seems an okay actor. She’s never really struck me as terrible. I’ve never seen her more ‘serious’ films though. They might show limited range I guess.
Her face has changed, I think she’s had about a million nose jobs. In the picture in the slip when she’s genuinely smiling it doesn’t seem obvious, I think she looks really cute in that photo, but the rest of the time the proportions of her face seem changed.
I think she looks great. 🙂
I don’t think she looks that skinny, I think that hair style dosen’t suit her face, which is making for bad photos.
I agree. I don’t think she looks crazy-skinny or anything…but she does play around with her hair a lot-sometimes for better sometimes for worse
What did they do with her makeup? Extra pale face, harsh eyeliner, loud lipstick… no, Scarlet, no.
it’s her make-up for the play (it’s always a strong make-up)
Just chiming in to agree with the what happened to her looks comments ~ they done flown the coop!
She looks sick to me in these pics. Congested and puffy around the eyes. You can just tell she’s not feeling well.
I feel sad looking at these photos. She looks ten years older than her age, and the hair and makeup are just awful. I used to think her radiant.
Implants? I had no idea…..
I heard her interview on NPR and I Couldn’t believe how dumb she is. One of my least favorite stars, ick.
I just re-watched Cat on hot tin roof from 1958; God, Newman and Taylor were just so freaking breathtaking! I really like that movie :d.
I did too. I had to laugh when Kaiser said it was not one of her favorite Williams’ plays because it is not one of mine either, but I had to actually see the play to figure that out. I watched the movie twice and was so engrossed in watching Taylor and Newman’s beauty, I never paid attention to the rest of it. Then I saw the play and thought “well, this isn’t all its cracked up to be.”
Ah, what a blinder lust can be.
To respond to the open question about Scarlet’s accent onstage, I haven’t seen the play but I heard a two minute clip of dialogue on the radio and she was great, drawl and all!
Ciarán Hinds can look SO much better than here *sigh*
I think Scarlett looks great here.
Johansson always seems so deadpan in her acting roles, I wonder if she really can pull off something with emotions.
And yes, she does look good.
I think I’m the only one around here, but I love Scarlett Johansson so much. I’ve even thought about Scarlett as a baby name (not necessarily after her, but she helps my love of the name). I like her deep voice and that she wants to be more than spank bank fodder for dudes. I don’t think she’s dumb at all. In fact, I think she’s one of the smarter actresses out there. But then again I could always be too dumb to know how dumb I am.
Is it just me, or is Scarlett a bit young for the role of Maggie? It’s been a while since I’ve read the play, but I think of Maggie as a sexy mid-30’s… Scarlett looks about 26.
Regarding the rave review: take it with a grain of salt. Ben Brantley has a history of giving positive reviews to pretty young actresses – check out his glowing review of Julia Roberts on Broadway several years ago for confirmation of his Hollywood actress bias…in the comments to the Brantley review, pretty much all the people who saw the play said ScarJo couldn’t do the southern accent and that sometimes it was difficult to hear her.
These pictures make you appreciate how truly gorgeous Liz Taylor was – naturally – and soooooo sexy
In that cover pic, I thought she was Shirley Manson…eek! And YES, average is perfect word to describe her these days.
I thought that too. It looked like a darker-haired version of Shirley Manson’s Viva Glam MAC ad.
Am I the only As the World Turns fan here? Because when I saw the picture with Scarlett in the negligee, all I thought was “Hey–IT’S JACK SNYDER!” Oh how I miss you ATWT. May you rest in peace along with Guiding Light.
Me too! So glad it wasn’t just me. The boy done good.
I noticed as well. Good for him!
I’m sorry but she is an AWFUL actress. Ben Brantley is saying good things because Broadway theater is dying and they don’t want movie stars to be scared of being in a play and then getting embarrassed by a scalding review.
He is far from the only reviewer who praised her performance. She has received mixed reviews for her reinterpretation of the character, while the play itself was generally panned.
As a fan of hers, i’m glad she’s not just going through the motions and trying to duplicate past Maggies.
Elizabeth Taylor is rolling in her grave.
Honestly I don’t like her face or body.
Boleyn film– that cemented to me that she is an amazing actor. She and Natalie Portman…verklempt.