Even though Scarlett Johansson has become one of the most popular actresses in recent years, there are still a number of interesting facts about her that may surprise even her most ardent admirers. Here are 15 fun, little-known facts about Scarlett Johansson, ranging from her desire to be a Disney princess to the aftermath of a terrible lap dance.
She Lived in Japan
Scarlett Johansson is clearly dedicated to her career. She spent time on Japan’s Hokkaido island to prepare for her role in the 2003 drama Lost in Translation, which is set in Tokyo.
She Dreams of Becoming a Disney Princess
Johansson appears to be a little girl at heart, despite her mature and sophisticated appearance. She adored the film Frozen and aspires to portray a Disney princess in a musical based on it.
She Was Married to Ryan Reynolds
If you’re wondering why Scarlett Johansson has remained silent on the subject of ex-husband Ryan Reynolds, it’s because she dislikes discussing their brief relationship. She is now married to journalist Romain Dauriac, the father of her child.
She Fired Her Mother
Melanie Sloan, Johansson’s mother, started working as her manager when she was nine years old, but Johansson sacked her 16 years later, which had to be unpleasant. Sloan has since run into financial difficulties.
She Loves Cheese Just As Much As We Do
While it’s common to read about celebrities who have severe vices like alcohol, drugs, or gambling, Scarlett Johansson’s flaw isn’t nearly as damaging. Her sole vice, she claims, is cheese.
Conan O’Brien Sparked Her Career
Johansson reminisced about her first uncredited performance, which was for a skit on Late Night With Conan O’Brien in 1993 when she was just eight years old, during an interview with Conan O’Brien in 2005.
She Was Rejected from NYU
Scarlett Johansson may be skilled enough for Hollywood and Broadway, but she didn’t make the cut at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts when she applied in 2003 as an 18-year-old.
She Has Her Own Tarot Card
She prompted Italian artist Francesco Clemente to include her image in his deck of 78 specially painted tarot cards, in addition to being immortalized on film. The Queen of Swords was played by Scarlett Johansson.
She Sings Karaoke on the Reg
The actress is also a karaoke superstar, belting out melodies including three of her favorite Fleetwood Mac songs: Landslide, Dreams, and Second Hand News.
She Has a Twin
Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother named Hunter, but many fans are unaware that the two have worked together in the past. In a school play of Oliver!, the Johansson twins shared the stage.