Scarlett Johansson is going to be a formidable actress. At 20 years old she is already displaying talent beyond her years. Her performances in Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring are both ones I’ll remember for some time. And yeah… it doesn’t hurt that she’s mighty attractive too.
Her new movie, The Island, opens later this week and my favorite kind of spoiler has just come out. Apparently Scarlett Johansson does a topless scene in the film. Yay! (what can I say? I’m a 14 year old at heart). But what’s really interesting is that apparently she insisted on doing a topless scene when director Michael Bay didn’t want her too. The good folks over at M&C give us this:
Scarlett claims director Michael Bay desperately tried to convince her to cover up but she refused because she felt the scene required her to be half naked. She revealed: “I said, ‘Women don’t normally sleep in a bra. I can’t wake up in this scene wearing a bra, it’s ridiculous!'”
Hmmm… mixed feelings here. One the one hand no actor should be “insisting” anything to a director. The director is the boss. PERIOD. I really hope Johansson isn’t starting to get full of herself. However… who am I do argue with the end results? :)
A few people who have seen sneek previews of The Island have emailed me this morning to let me know that the topless scene never happens. I guess Bay changed his mind back to stay within the PG-13 ratings. Probably a good move… but I feel like crying now.