Scarlett Johansson recently shared her unsettling experiences in a recent podcast, highlighting a particular film from her early career when she was just 17 years old.
A few weeks ago, Scarlett Johansson gained attention by publicly criticizing the film industry for transforming her into a figure during her teenage years. In her recent podcast appearance, she went further, revealing the film that stands out as her most challenging and unpleasant experience.
Johansson opened up about the hardships she faced while filming Sofia Coppola’s 2003 romantic drama, “Lost in Tokyo,” a movie that catapulted her to stardom at the tender age of 17. Although the film earned Coppola an Oscar for her original screenplay and remains highly regarded, Johansson confessed that her involvement was far from satisfying.
During her conversation on the Table for Two podcast, Johansson emphasized the complexities of portraying Charlotte, her character, who shared a deep connection with Bill Murray’s character, Bob.
She remarked, “The filming of ‘Lost in Tokyo’ was a profoundly demanding experience.” Johansson attributed her dissatisfaction to the period during which Hollywood subjected her to hyperse–. “Our characters, both Bob’s and mine, shared an intense bond, and that made it challenging for me. Many factors made that movie difficult for me,” the actress admitted. She recounted feeling like she had been in a “fever dream” after completing the film at just 17 years old.
It’s worth recalling that Johansson had previously discussed her early struggles with being se– as she entered the industry, highlighting the pressure to accept roles that emphasized her se–. “Young girls are objectified, that’s a reality, and the initial image they assign you can shape your entire career,” she declared.
She continued, “In my teenage years, I found myself typecast as a desirable object, and breaking free from that mold was a tremendous challenge.” Johansson argued that prioritizing appearances over character roles can lead to a short-lived career, as it places external image above talent. “It’s a fleeting thing, and eventually, opportunities run dry. I felt like I was losing myself,” she concluded.