As one of the most glamorous actresses working in Hollywood, it’s fair to say that Scarlett Johansson knows that she is adored by millions of men across the world.
This became even more apparent when, after it was announced that she would be stripping down to her birthday suit for Under The Skin attention for the film increased ten-fold. Despite this attention and adulation, Johansson admitted that she was still insecure about the scenes in question, however she was fully aware that people would still be interested.
During a press conference promoting Jonathan Glazer admitted to reporters, “You look at the nudity and you assume it’s going to be a screen shot for some.”
She did note that were several questions that came into her mind when she first considered going nude. “You kind of have to weight the value of the risk you are taking,” she noted. “Is this gratuitous? Is this a vanity project, or is this an important part of this character’s journey to self discovery… I’m not a provocative person. It’s not like I live to be photographed in the buff or anything like that.”
Johansson, despite her obvious beauty which has resulted in her appearing on the cover of numerous glamour magazines, was still extremely apprehensive.
“It really made me aware of when I was doing it, all the kinds of judgments and all of these things we place on ourselves, how self-conscious you can be about the way you look, your own vanity,” the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star commented.
She continued, “It was really challenging but it was interesting like, ‘I really am self-conscious about this or I’m holding on to this idea I should look like that’… We all have it. I guess as a woman, we have it more, I don’t know.”
However, Johansson admitted that these nerves dissipated when filming got under way, which was mostly down to Glazer’s directing style. This was despite the fact that she didn’t know which footage Glazer would use in the final film, because he had shot so much during production.
Under The Skin is set to open in New York and Los Angeles on April 4, before it then gets a full release on April 11.
Johansson plays an alien seductress who preys upon various hitchhikers in Scotland, before she then lures them back to her home using her naked body and then harvests them. The film is an adaptation of Michel Faber’s 2000 novel of the same novel.
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