As a child, Scarlett Johansson was really into musicals and it was this passion that led her to pursue acting as her career. Even though she had a keen interest in musicals, as she grew older, her fascination for them dwindled, but that didn’t stop her from becoming one of the most well-known actors of Hollywood in the 21st century.
Although she found success in various other fields, Lucy’s love for musicals continued to burn bright. However, her persistence paid off when a well-known composer offered her the chance to work on a stage adaptation of the popular production, The Sound of Music, during her rise to stardom in Hollywood in the early 2000s.
Andrew Lloyd Webber shared that Scarlett Johansson was excited about his proposal of creating a stage play starring her as the lead, due to their shared love for musicals and Johansson’s singing prowess displayed in movies such as Sing and its follow-up. Unfortunately, things took a negative turn when Johansson’s management team stepped in and showed no interest in the project. Despite Johansson’s enthusiasm, her team remained unconvinced and prevented her from taking part. Webber confirmed this twist of events.
When the idea was presented to the actress’ team, it wasn’t met with enthusiasm. As time passed, it became apparent that the proposal was unworkable because the demands were far too ridiculous. Despite appearances, the issue was not solely about money, as the management company clarified that it stemmed from the actress’ involvement in other projects. Ultimately, Scarlett Johansson’s commitment to her craft was deemed more important than financial gain.
Scarlett Johansson is not like other entertainers who prioritize their income. Although she has earned millions from her work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Johansson only received $4,131 per week for her role in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, earning a total of approximately $33,000. But for Johansson, working with a respected director like Anderson was an opportunity she cherished more than the monetary compensation. Despite being a part of big-budget films like the MCU franchise, Johansson continues to take on diverse projects. Having earned substantially from previous work, she can now afford to explore more whimsical projects without worrying about the paycheck.
Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson have joined forces to create some amazing music together. While they both have successful careers in the entertainment industry, Scarlett Johansson stands out with her extensive background in film.