Are Keira Knightley & Scarlett Johansson in a diva war?


I’m not really sure what I think about this strange “Diva Alert” report from Star Magazine. Allegedly, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson are up for two roles in The Emperor’s Children, a film about blah, blah, pre-9/11 New York. Apparently, they’ve both been acting like crazy divas about their wardrobes and shoot dates and stuff. The weird thing is that neither has actually signed on to the film, which by the looks of IMDB, is still in the very early stages of pre-production. So what is there to bicker about? I don’t get it.

Have they gone diva? Sources from the upcoming flick The Emperor’s Children – about a group of New Yorkers turning 30 just before 9/11 – tell Star about the outrageous demands of Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley, who are negotiating for roles in the film.

“These two are bickering about everything from wardrobe to their character to shoot dates,” a source tells Star. “Normally ScarJo and Keira are so easy to work with, but they can’t seem to agree on anything! I think they’re very competitive with each other, and they want to see who gets more.”

It’s so bad that costar Robert Redford is read to step in and referee, the source adds. “Robert’s never seen behavior like this before – and he’s been around forever!”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, March 8, 2010]

Meh. I wonder what the hell caused such a random and easily fact-checked report? As far as I know, ScarJo is still on Broadway doing a play, and Keira is supposed to be one of the most pleasant and down-to-earth actresses out there. I have no idea what’s going on. But I liked the Robert Redford shout-out. We need more Redford stories.

Redford Answers Press Conference Questions at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

Vintage ScarJo & Keira photos from Vanity Fair’s 2006 Hollywood Issue, courtesy of Google Images.

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  1. Kate says:

    I love Scarlett and Keira and think they’re both gorgeous… but what’s up with that weird photo? I think it’s really unflattering for both of them

  2. Novaraen says:

    That’s Scarlett before she went all Hollywood skinny.

  3. Raven says:

    I read somewhere that for years Robert Redford paid his publicist to keep his name out of the papers.

  4. mslewis says:

    There is no way Robert Redford would put up with two divas!! If this nonsense were true, neither Scarlett nor Kiera would be in this, or any other, film!!

    I also don’t believe it because neither woman has had a hit movie in a dogs age!! No way they would be having diva fits with their box office records. With all the young actresses around these days, it would be really easy to sign up two other actresses. I don’t believe any of this.

    And, Kate, that photo is from Vanity Fair. I’m probably wrong but I believe it was from one of those “Young Hollywood” covers from a few years ago. And, yes, they do look ridiculous!!

  5. Dan says:

    this story reminds me of a blind story posted some weeks ago on another site about one actress getting a part then getting angry that another big actress was signed on. but as neither is signed on i guess it dont count.

  6. Jag says:

    What a really awful photo.

  7. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I don’t know if it was a Young Hollywood issue, as originally there were only supposed to be three actresses on the cover. That’s the incident in which Rachel McAdams refused to drop trou, I’ve always respected that move.

  8. ThunderC*nt says:

    They’re both plastic surgery cases and their childhood pictures prove it. See Knightly had her over done bridge on her nose built up. Good. She needed it.

  9. Ben says:

    ThunderC*nt, if child hood pictures were proof I’m a definite case of plastic surgery but I haven’t had any.

  10. ThunderC*nt says:

    ThunderC*nt, if child hood pictures were proof I’m a definite case of plastic surgery but I haven’t had any.

    No you are not. You aren’t in this league, I hope.

  11. canadianchick says:

    Oyy I know KK is underweight and Scarjo is curvy which I admire, but this photo makes KK look like she has pancake flappy boobs and Scarjo looks like the tubby older sister. Robert Redford just seems like a sweetie, wish he’d sundance right over to my house for a beer.

  12. Trillion says:

    I so hate Keira’s expression in this photo. She often makes this face with her nostrils pinched and her lips pouting that distorts her natural beauty.

  13. ivorywolf says:

    Keira’s expression leaves alot to be desired but her body and acting are rockin, well at least her body and accent are, loved her in Domino.

  14. Goosie says:

    @Dan, yeah, I remember that BI and I thought the same thing.

  15. Gia says:

    Sorry to state the obvious, but that picture is sooo creepy.

  16. Flower says:

    I love Keira ! she’s great and everything she does. An i liked her in that picture …she has so nice abdominal muscles!
    and for God’s sake she’s not surgery!
    her nose is the same nose she had when she was a child … know people change too!!!!!!!!

  17. Martina1 says:

    I have always loved Scarlett, I think she is a marvalous actress, but I personally *like* Keira much more. She’s said to be easy going and fun with, in contrary to Scalett, who’s been acting like a diva for many, many times before. I’ve heard that THIS is her fault, and I honestly believe that.

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