Scarlett Johansson On Being Cast In ‘Marriage Story’: It Felt ‘Fated’


Director Noah Baumbach had no concept Scarlett Johansson was going by means of a divorce when he met along with her about starring in his upcoming movie “Marriage Story,” a film about, nicely, a divorce.

Whereas talking Thursday on the Venice Movie Competition, the place the Netflix title had its world premiere, the 34-year-old actor admitted she had no clue what this function entailed after they first met.

“I didn’t know what we had been going to speak about …. I simply form of blew into the room, ordered a glass of white wine and began complaining,” she recalled of their first assembly, in response to Selection.

Johansson remembered that “The Meyerowitz Tales” director was attentive as she vented about splitting up with French businessman Romain Dauriac in 2017 when Baumbach lastly mustered up the braveness to say:

“‘Humorous you need to point out it.’” Johansson recalled him saying.

Baumbach then warned her: “That is most likely a undertaking … that you’re both going to essentially wish to do or not wish to see or be part of.”

However plainly Johansson was sport.

“It felt kind of fated in a means,” she mentioned of the function. “It was a very cathartic expertise to have the ability to share with him after which to have him additionally share with me and it simply got here at someway the suitable time.”

Johansson stars alongside Adam Driver, 35, within the movie as a pair — she’s an actor and he’s a theater director — with a toddler managing a bi-coastal separation and divorce. Baumbach has mentioned the movie attracts on his experiences when he and actor Jennifer Jason Leigh broke up in 2013. Johansson had beforehand divorced actor Ryan Reynolds in 2011.

Although Johansson and Baumbach have each skilled their justifiable share of heartbreak, each appear to be in pleased relationships now. Baumbach and fellow director Greta Gerwig welcomed their first little one collectively in March, whereas Johansson introduced her engagement to “Saturday Evening Reside” author and “Weekend Replace” co-anchor Colin Jost in Might.

“Marriage Story” hits theaters on Nov. 6, adopted by its Netflix debut on Dec. 6. To see each trailers for the film (one from every character’s perspective), see them above and beneath.

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