Scarlett Johansson is one of the highest paid actresses in the world. The Hollywood is full of beautiful actresses and all of them have a different personality and style. But talking about the trending actresses in Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson is at the top of the list. She is considered as the sex symbol in Hollywood. Undoubtedly she is more appealing to her male fan base in the world, rather than women. She has dotted fashion magazine covers, played the most glamorous roles possible and has also kicked ass. Today we bring you ten roles that she almost played.
1. Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Before Rooney Mara took up the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Scarlett Johansson auditioned for the role and but didn’t get because “she was too sexy” for it. What?
“We flew in people from New Zealand and Swaziland and all over the place,” said director David Fincher in an interview.
“Look, we saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I’m telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can’t wait for her to take her clothes off,” he added.
2. Evey Hammond from ‘V for Vendetta’ (2005)
It’s hard to picture any other actress other than Natalie Portman playing Evey Hammond. Scarlett Johansson was considered for the role but she didn’t get it. Other actresses who were in the list includes Bryce Dallas Howard and Keira Knightley.
3. Lindsey Farris from Mission Impossible III (2006)
Before Keri Russell was officially set to play the role of Lindsey Farris in Mission Impossible III (2006), Scarlett Johansson was also considered for the same role but dropped out of the movie due to her schedule clash. Moreover, there were rumors that Scarlett was scared of the way Tom Cruise tried to tempt her in Scientology.
4. Judy Shepherd from Jumanji (1995)
Before Kristen Dunst grabbed the role of Judy Shepherd in Jumanji (1995), Scarlett Johansson was considered for the role.Moreover, you can still find her audition tape on youtube and it is super cute.
“I saw Jumanji. I liked it. I wasn’t bitter enough then, now I’m bitter. [When it came to The Parent Trap, I started to get bitter … it was hard for me…,” she said in an interview.
5. Hallie Parker from The Parent Trap (1998)
Scarlett Johansson would look better if she would have played Hallie Parker in The Parent Trap(1998) than Lindsay Lohan. It seems like Li-Lo never liked Scarlett Johansson. Once she asked for a sharpie and carved “Scarlett is a cunt” on the wall of a bathroom. Well, that’s something “religious” of you Lilo.
6. Sarah from The Craft (1996)
Before Robin Tunney was considered for the role to play Sarah Bailey. Angelina Jolie, Alicia Silverstone, and Scarlett Johansson were auditioned for the role. Scarlett was just twelve years old at that time. She lost most of the role because she was too young for them.
7. Ryan Stone from Gravity (2013)
Scarlett Johansson was considered to play the role of Ryan Stone in Gravity but she was too young for it. Alfonso Cuarón had always wanted to work with Scarlett. Before considering for the film, he wanted to cast her in A Little Princess.
8. Lois Lane from Superman Returns (2006)
Scarlett Johansson was considered for the role of Lois Lane before Kate Bosworth was considered for the role. Now if she would have played this DC character, would it be possible for her to play Black Widow in Marvel today? May be not. Other actresses who were auditioned for the role were Elisha Cuthbert, Mischa Barton, Keira Knightley, Beyoncé Knowles, Claire Danes, Keri Russell, Jennifer Lopez and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
9. Rebecca Crane from Thumbsucker (2005)
Scarlett Johansson was originally considered to play Rebecca Crane but dropped the role for better opportunities. Ultimately, Kelli Garner grabbed the role.
10. Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn (2011)
What could have been the best option other than Scarlett to play Marilyn Monroe. She looks perfect for the role but turned down the role. Michelle Williams was finally considered for the role.