10 Things You Didn’t Know About Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood. She’s been acting in the industry for over 20 years and has now racked up a long list of credits with some extremely prominent roles in projects like The Horse Whisperer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Ghost World, Match Point and since 2010 has taken on the role of Black Widow in The Avenger‘s franchise. She is going to be turning 33 soon, so here’s a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about this beautiful actress!
10. Child Actress
Born on November 22, 1984, in New York City, Scarlett Johansson attended the renowned Manhattan Professional Children’s School. She graduated alongside classmates like Carrie Fischer and Sarah Michelle Gellar. She started going to commercial and film auditions when she was a little girl, but she wasn’t particularly good at commercials so her mother began limiting her to film projects. This worked out well because she soon got her first film role when she was only 9 in the project, Manny & Leo, alongside her twin brother, Hunter Johansson! Johansson has said that she’s always wanted to be an actress and that she used to put on performances for adults when she was a little kid. “Ever since I was three or four I was very dramatically inclined. I was very outgoing. I loved adults’ attention and I loved to perform. I used to put on shows for my family,” she said in an interview with Express.
9. Her Biggest Fears
Not long after filming the movie, We Bought a Zoo, Johansson did an interview with New York Magazine and divulged what animal she is most afraid of and it might be surprising! “I’m only scared of birds. Something about wings and beaks and the flapping. I’m terrified of them. That still hasn’t gone away. If they’d asked me to put a bird on my shoulder I would’ve done it, but it would’ve been hard. Cockroaches. I cannot stand cockroaches. That’s one thing I absolutely couldn’t do. But that’s not really an animal, is it? It’s an insect…Actually, my uncle is terrified of birds, as well, so it runs in the family,” she said. She also doesn’t like peacocks: “I was terrified of them. Like, ‘Ahh, don’t get too close.’ They’re like, mean.”