"I was always terrible at commercials because my voice was so deep. At the age of nine, I sounded like a whiskey-drinking, chain-smoking fool. Wasn't going to sell Jell-O with that voice," Johansson said.
"There was someone in my older brother's class who was doing some commercials so my mom took me to that kid's agent. They didn't want me though, I was devastated. I thought it was the end of my career. And that's when I realised that by crying I could get whatever I wanted," she added. Even as a child, Johansson was more into singing and art.
"I was a big song-and-dance type of kid - you know, one of those kids with jazz hands. I liked to improvise and do weird vocal exercises. I was a major ham - if you can believe!" she said.