Hollywood

Scarlett Johansson came close to quitting acting

  • PTI, London
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  • Updated: Oct 08, 2013 01:35 IST

Scarlett Johansson may be one of the busiest Hollywood stars around but there was a time when she thought she would not make it in the world of showbiz. The 28-year-old actress, who has starred in many hit films like, Match Point, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, among others, was rejected for a commercial as a child and thought that was the end of her acting dream, reported Daily Telegraph.

"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.

 

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