There is a little phenomina called actress over kill.
It happens when a starlet is suddenly thrust into the popularity stratosphere.
This has happened to so many before, and it is currently happening to everyone favorite (?) pouty sex pot Scar Jo.
Scarlett Johansson has lined up two more projects ahead of a possible writers strike, adding a role in the ensemble cast of “She's Just Not That Into You” playing play a pilates instructor/aspiring singer who has an affair with a married man and hopes that he will leave his wife for her.
She joins the just-attached Jennifer Aniston in the Drew Barryomore-produced movie, which also features Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Connolly, Justin Long, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Barrymore. Ben Kwapis is directing.
She also landed a starring role in “The Sprit”, based on the Will Eisner comic known for women with dangerous curves.
Johansson will play Silk N. Floss, a sexy, intelligent secretary with a vindictive instinct that makes her the perfect accomplice to Samuel L. Jackson’s ‘Octopus’, an evil mastermind.
Gabriel Macht is playing the title character, a detective who fakes his own death and fights crime as the masked man known as the Spirit.
These are both due out in 2009 along with “Pompeii” which at this point she is still rumored to be cast.
And that is just two years time.
Next year she plays the title role in “Mary Queen of Scots”, a project she's had set up for some time already. Johansson is already slated to start work on Scots next March. The indie will focus the queen's early life and her relationship with the Earl of Bothwell.
The actress is in postproduction on “The Other Boleyn Girl”, starring opposite Natalie Portman, (who I feel is a far superior actress) and one of the sexiest men in the world, Eric Bana.
She then has the still untitled Woody Allen Spanish project all due in 2008.
She will burn herself out at this point I fear. She has been solidly working since 2003’s “Lost in Translation”, notching 13 films under her belt. A very impressive streak, especially for one so young…..which brings me to my burning question.
What is so great about this woman?
I do not see what the fuss is all about. Can someone explain it to me? I totally get the sex appeal….the girl is a knock out!!! Acting wise she falls on the ‘good’ mark…solidly in the centre but no higher.
To me she seems like she plays the same role, and when she tries to stretch, she stumbles (“Match Point”, “The Prestige”). Today she is still remembered for two roles, “The Girl with the Pearl Earring”, and “Lost in translation” and is costing on all the good will generated by these two films, and not coming good on the talent she showed back then.
Plus she insists on being blonde and I am so pro brunette.