“It was hard”: Scarlett Johansson Had Unpleasant Experience in Her $117 Million Movie When She Was Only 17 Years Old

Known throughout the world for playing the role of Natasha Romanoff in the MCU, Scarlett Johansson has also made a name for herself in the world as a talented individual through her star-studded career. Apart from her role as Black Widow, the star was also popular back in the day as a prolific child actor, which gave her the avenue to take a step into Hollywood in the future.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

And growing up as part of the next generation of celebrities in the industry can be a unique and somewhat confusing experience as you are also a child who’s growing up to become an adult. Thus, when Johansson became a part of Lost In Translation alongside the legendary comedian Bill Murray, she experienced a situation that made a lasting impression on her.

Scarlett Johansson Felt Weird While Shooting Lost In Translation With Bill Murray

Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in a still from Lost In Translation

Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in a still from Lost In Translation

There are many times in one’s life when they are brought to experience certain things in life that take them to unfamiliar roads in their lives, which can a little scary if you’re in the phase of growing up. One such occasion came in the life of MCU star Scarlett Johansson when she was shooting Lost In Translation with Bill Murray, where she constantly felt like she couldn’t make out what and why things were happening around her.

During an interview with Howard Stern on his podcast, the Lucy star shared her unusual experience with the film, where she talked about how she felt that she wasn’t being kept in the loop about what was happening on the sets of the film. along with that, the 34-year age gap between her and Murray and his eccentric nature made the film a really difficult project to work on, especially at the time when she was just 17 years old. She said:
“It was hard; it was a hard shoot for me,” Johansson said. I felt sort of out of the loop. I was 17 years old when I made that movie, you know. I think it was because, you know, he kind of has his — he’s a comedian, he’s quirky … and he had a lot of, like, ups and downs, and he had a lot of energy, and he was really, like, kind of always on, And I was, you know, a 17-year-old, and I was sort of like — I was more introspective, I guess. … Yeah, it was hard for me. I think that’s what was kind of isolating about it — is that everybody was so deferential [to Murray].”

Despite these hardships faced by her, she and Murray were a hit together on the set, which was also reflected in the film after its release. Thus, hardship turned Johansson into a better actor and gave her the experience that she needed to grow in the industry.

What Was Lost In Translation?

Bill Murray in a still from Lost In Translation

Bill Murray in a still from Lost In Translation

Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation is a story about how two people, who are far away from home in the heart of Tokyo, find solace in each other’s company despite their age differences. The performance by the legendary comedian is absolutely amazing as he controls every emotion and depicts it like he’s forcing it on his face. Along with this, Johansson gives a performance of a young girl that is still trying to find her way in the world. This journey to find reason in the world is what makes the film stand out.

Lost In Translation, available on Amazon Instant Video

Source: The Howard Stern Show

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