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Scarlett takes on critics

entertainment Updated: Jun 26, 2010 01:22 IST


Quickly being awarded what many thespians strive their entire careers to achieve, Scarlett Johansson insists that she deserved to win the Tony Award for Best Actress for her role in the

Broadway Show


A View From the Bridge

just as much as the trained actresses she was up against.

Theatre experts have been critical of Johansson’s win, suggesting she was only hired to attract her film fans. “I pounded the pavement for years and I know what it’s like to struggle as an actor... So, I understand the frustration there,” she said. “A lot of my friends, who are struggling actors, are going through this. But I can’t apologise for it. I have worked my a** off to get to where I am... For me, it’s more about hiring the right person for the job. If somebody is cast because they are a name but they’re not right for the job, it’s frustrating,” she added.