Scarlett Johansson Reveals She Wasn’t The First Choice For Black Widow

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Scarlett Johansson made it big in Hollywood with her Black Widow role. She is now one of the highest paid actresses. She felt free to share her hard times before she was big, with Parade Magazine. She opened up about rejections she had faced in her initial times.


From the second choice to no other choice

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Scarlett Johansson, in the same interview, admitted that she wasn’t the first choice for the role of Black Widow.

According to her, that life-turning opportunity knocked on her door, when rejected by Emily Blunt. She recalled that fantastic moment when Jon Favreau approached her for the role.


The Avengers star confessed that she was very excited to work with the Iron Man director.

“The best call you can receive is after you are rejected for something, and then you get it. You appreciate it more. I’ve basically made a career out of being the second choice.” said Scarlett.

Well, we have to admit the fact that we can’t even imagine others playing Black Widow.


Enthralling Actress

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She was previously nominated for Golden Globes for her roles in “Lost in Translation” and “Girl With a Pearl Earrings,” when she was just 19 years old. Scarlett proved mastery at comedy by the movie Sin, action by Lucy, and even nominated for Oscars 2019 for Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit.

It would’ve been a sin if we never got to see her on-screen.

Sources: IBT, Parade


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