If you were to go back and rewatch Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around… Comes Around” Music Video, you’d spot a familiar face. That’s right, Scarjo!
She starred in it, and we had no idea until we rewatched it on YouTube the other day. It always surprises us to see famous people in their earliest roles. If you want a good laugh, look for Zach Galifianakis in “Bubbly Boy.” We were surprised to see him in that movie too.
She Was TOO Pretty for a Role
We all know Scarlett Johansson is pretty, but most people are surprised to hear she was turned down for a role because of it. The casting director, Laray Mayfield, turned her down for the role of Lisbeth Salander in the movie adaptation of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” citing she was “too pretty” for the part.
We don’t know if Laray has heard of makeup because it can make someone as pretty or as ugly as they want. Just look at Christian Bale in “American Hustle.” It seems unfair to reject someone for something they cannot change.
A Global Ambassador
We all know Scarlett Johansson is famous, but some may not know she is also an advocate for inequality and injustice.
She is a former Global Ambassador for the international Organization Oxfam, which focuses on Wealth Inequality, Gender Justice, Climate Action, and Humanitarian Response. It’s great when celebrities give back, and we are glad Scarlett’s heart is as big as her notoriety.
Scarlett is not only loved in America but around the world too. In France, this love was forever immortalized in the song “Starlett Johansson” by the French band “The Teenagers.” While we can’t say the song is a timeless classic, it is worth a listen.
We recommend it if you have nothing better to do and don’t mind wasting three minutes of your life.
Singing Off Key
While acting has been Scarjo’s main career, she has also dipped her toes into music. In 2008, She made her musical debut with her album “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” and it went as well as fellow Avenger Jeremy Renner’s music career. That’s to say, not very good.
Although the record had big names, like David Bowie and Celebration, and peaked at 126 on the Billboard 200 list, it received mixed reviews. She did produce a second album, but, again, it didn’t perform well in public. Sorry Scar, but not everyone can be a triple threat.