Scarlett Johansson has given us some of the best Hollywood performances. But she would not have been as famous as she is, had she not been a ‘second choice’.
Marvel’s Black Widow Scarlett Johansson has made a career out of being the second choice for many Hollywood roles. We have seen her in some of the biggest Hollywood hits as she mesmerised her way into her hearts. But it is shocking to even imagine that Scarlett Johansson was a second choice all throughout her Hollywood career.
- Johansson’s Marvel Phase 4 movie, Black Widow, has been pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic. Initially, it was supposed to release in April 2020.
- The stunning actress topped the Forbes’ list of highest-earning actresses in August.
- Scarlett Johansson revealed her secret to becoming the highest-paid Hollywood actress— one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.
Currently, the world knows her as Marvel’s Black Widow. But Johansson has carved herself a much diverse Hollywood career that spreads across genres.
We have seen her sassy side, her action side, her glamourous side, and her sweet side. But it comes off as news to anyone who is Scarlett Johansson’s fan, that she was a second choice for most of her career.
Scarlett Johansson: From Second Choice To Two Oscar Nominations In A Year
In August 2019, Scarlett Johansson topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses for the second year in a row. Interestingly, this was for the second time in a row. Her pay was quoted at a whopping $56 million. Anyone would have dreamed of being in her place. But that was not only the case.
Scarlett Johansson was not always such a success, in fact, she was a second choice for most of her projects. Did you know that Scarlett Johansson initially lost the role of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Widow? Later, she ended up taking over for British actress Emily Blunt, after the actress dropped out for scheduling reasons.
Now that we are heading towards Marvel Phase 4, can you imagine Emily Blunt as Black Widow instead of Scarlett Johansson?
In an interview with Parade, the Black Widow actress revealed her recipe to success. “The best call you can receive is after you are rejected for something and then you get it. You appreciate it more.”
She continued, “I’ve basically made a career out of being second choice.”
Well, Scarlett Johansson really has made a career out of being the second choice. And she surely has earned her place at the top of the Forbes list.
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Special Thanks to Dolly.