There’s something I love about her and I think we just wanted to go there and try to get there together. Watching her go to those emotional places was so exciting. I also think she’s in a period right now where she’s killing it. I saw “Don Jon,” I saw “Under the Skin,”—it’s really beautiful, strange, and creepy but she’s incredible in it…She’s always been amazing, she has this incredible presence but she kicked it up into another gear. - Spike Jonze on Scarlett Johansson
Happy Birthday Scarlett Johansson! (b. November 22 1984)
“I always had the chance to do whatever I wanted to do, my parents were very open about that. Acting has been a passion of mine. I wanted to be in musicals as a kid, and took tap dance, so for me it’s a dream come true, my childhood was filled with things that I loved to do, and also very normal things: I lived in New York, I have a family life and went to a regular school. If anything, I look back and think, ‘Wow, I did a lot of things that a lot of people don’t get to do in their lifetime’.”
Match Point (2005)
“So tell me, what’s a beautiful young American ping-pong player doing mingling among the British upper class?”
Woody Allen with Scarlett Johansson on the set of ‘Match Point’.
Do I ever get nervous about this, right now, being the pinnacle of my career? Yeah, I do. At the end of (filming) every movie I think, “Wow - this is the last one! Nice working with you.”
Woody Allen’s ‘Match Point' starring as Nola Rice.