How do we feel about this?
Miss Scarlett Johansson is getting very good reviews for her portrayal of Maggie in the previews for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/05/2013|
I'm seeing it tomorrow night. I'll report back.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/20/2012|
Oh, we'll all be waiting on pins and needles, R1.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/20/2012|
[quote]"Scarlett bursts onto the stage ... brilliant... Benjamin Walker is every bit her equal. Best scene partners of the season so far ... great... awesome... terrific ... not to be missed. Scarlett is proving again that she is one of the best actresses of her generation."
Anyone remember the "publicist's best friend" reviews from Spy Magazine?
Sorry, it's so much hyperbole, this makes me more suspicious it's a bomb than if the poster had said her performance was a steaming pile of crap.
Actually, I'd be curious to hear your thoughts, r1, so do report back.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/20/2012|
It is hyperbole, but I think Scarlett is a very good actress - not the best of her generation - but a lot better than most give her credit for.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/20/2012|
There is a GHOST SKIPPER??!! Wha?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/20/2012|
Has anyone seen Scarlett on the stage?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/20/2012|
She was great in Ghost World - totally nailed a certain type of character. Still, she was overshadowed by Thora Birch.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/21/2012|
I feel like she's still a shitty actress who needs to disappear sooner rather than later.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/21/2012|
She is so fucking sexy in a lot of her movies that I never notice her acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/21/2012|
Somebody's lost. where are R9's parents?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/21/2012|
R7, I have to disagree. Scarlett was the equivalent of wallpaper in that film - bland and invisible. Anyone could've played that part.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/21/2012|
She was no more than perfectly fine in the Arthur Miller VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE revival, for which she won a Tony. No big desl, entirely capable.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/21/2012|
Yes R11- I agree with you. She was soo boring, soo like wallpaper, I recently watched Ghost World and I just did not understand her character..
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/21/2012|
Michael Park from ATWT is in this as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/21/2012|
Saw it on Wednesday. She's good, but that wasn't a surprise--she's the right age, size, look for the role. Her husband (Mamie's husband) looks good and shows his ass. Hinds is the best actor on the stage; Monk is entertaining--have always liked her.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/21/2012|
Scarlett has talent but the problem is many actors either are too lazy or deluded by their own egotistical mind fuck to put the effort in to learn about acting and develop what skills they have.
There is also a shortage of skilled, talented directors who understand the medium they are working in and who also know about how to get a performance out of an actor. I put the blame on them. I would love to see more criticism laid on the directors heads who allow such shitty work to get to an audience. What the fuck are they getting paid for?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/21/2012|
Not at all surprised notwithstanding the facile way she's dismissed often on DL. She's a very good actress. I don't know if I'd say she's the best of her generation but she is one of the few who has already proven herself a fine actress both on stage and screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/21/2012|
Scarlett had a supporting role in Ghost World. She was good as that character. I thought her best early work was A Love Song for Bobby Long, followed by Lost in Translation.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/21/2012|
Nothing succeeds like success
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/21/2012|
Director and cast talk about the play.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/21/2012|
Going to see it at the matinee tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/21/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/21/2012|
Talk all the trash you want - she is very good in this play.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/21/2012|
Is that a wig or her own hair in that horribly indeterminate style?
Is her slip (or is that her bra?) supposed to be seen along the top edge of her dress neckline? They didn't do that in the 1950s. Does that dress fit her properly around the bust cups?
Her shoes look too big.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/21/2012|
r14, I presume Park is playing Goober?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/21/2012|
If this is a success, can we expect to see a cinematic COAHTR re-make?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/21/2012|
Scarlett accepting her Tony award
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/21/2012|
Granted, it's a seminole Tennessee Erniie Ford play but aren't its themes of homosexuality and sexual frustration awfully dated by today's standards?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/21/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/21/2012|
"Tennessee Erniie Ford" play? This site has really gone downhill.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/21/2012|
I was expecting her to look more, well, voluptuous. I'd have thought a more 1950s look would suit her, but Johansson actually looks kind of thin and like she's lost too much weight in her chest.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/22/2012|
Scarlett still has some meat on her bones.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/22/2012|
Scarlett in costume:
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/22/2012|
Ghost Skipper is a nice idea. But Naked Ghost Skipper would have been brilliant.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/22/2012|
Not Scarlett R33
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/22/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/22/2012|
She looks gorgeous in the pics, R36.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/22/2012|
I can't say I've ever been impressed with her acting in any of her movies. She's either adequate or downright bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/22/2012|
And also, you don't get "reviewed" during previews. People on the internet can discuss it all they want, and clearly it's important to them to be able to check in w/their opinion while the play's in previews. Reviews will appear after Jan. 17.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/22/2012|
Saw it this afternoon and really enjoyed it. I though everyone did a fine job though it took a while to.get accustomed to the accents. Ben Walker has a pert little bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/22/2012|
For those who watched it, how was Michael Park?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/22/2012|
She is gorgeous, but bores me. I enjoyed her in The Man Who Wasn't There, but that is about it. She speaks monotonically.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/22/2012|
Scarlett's shoes look like bridesmaid Dyeables from Payless.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/22/2012|
Didn't they revive this with Kathleen Turner around twenty years ago? She revolutionized the role of Maggie the Cat by wearing a violet colored slip.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/22/2012|
Kathleen's dress was the palest lavender, not violet!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/22/2012|
Kathleen would have been wonderful in her prime,
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/22/2012|
Hey R40, I saw it today as well! I LOVED her - she is so perfect for the role it is scary. Benjamon Walker is superb.
I was slightly disappointed by Ciarin Hinds, but Debra Monk and Emily Bergl brought something new to their roles.
One SEMI-SPOILER question- I heard Brick mention how he was "waiting for the click" numerous times, and in the film I can recall he received it - but somehow I missed the line in today's matinee performance where he said he "received the click"? Was it in there meaning I overlooked it?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/22/2012|
She probably send nude pictures of herself to the reviewers.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/22/2012|
R47 - was Scarlett's performance subdued as the previews say?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/22/2012|
R35, you didn't get that R33 linked to a photo of a Seminole tribe member as a reference to the error Seminol instead of seminal?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/23/2012|
Someone let that CAT out of the bag... please! The Scarlett Temptress is setting my TIN ROOF on fire. Meow!
Do we smell something burning? No, just a TONY!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/23/2012|
To answer your question OP, we feel the same way her former husband Ryan Reynold's feels towards women: nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/23/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/23/2012|
Scarlett's memorable scene in He's Just not that into you.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/23/2012|
Scarlett's breasts have almost disappeared.
I cannot figure it out.
She stopped being voluptuous several years ago.
Her breasts are now very small and not voluptuous at all.
She doesn't even fill out the slip nor dress with breasts of any distinction.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/23/2012|
They are somewhat smaller, but they haven't disappeared. They are still ample.
She lost weight and the boobs shrunk, and they didn't grow back much when she gained weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/23/2012|
I give her credit for doing stage work. A lot of actresses in her age group maybe try it once before running back to the ease of film/tv.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/23/2012|
They are not ample.
Not ample at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/23/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/23/2012|
They're not ample any more at all ... and I saw the play. She used to be huge - I think she had breast reduction surgery in the last couple of years.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/23/2012|
Scarlett in 2006. Her bust is not that different.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/23/2012|
You must be blind, R61. Her boobs are much bigger in that video than they are now.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/23/2012|
Why would her boobs disappear with ryan reynolds?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/23/2012|
She is not much smaller in R59.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/23/2012|
R60, either breast reduction surgery or she had large breast implants removed.
Or her breasts radically reduced with weight loss.
She looks quite flat in the yellow dress in photos at R59. When she has her arms crossed, one can see her breasts are small.
And the slip she is wearing has some padding and she is wearing a bra beneath the slip.
And in the slip, her cleavage is not much at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/23/2012|
Sales are strong too.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/29/2012|
R41 Michael was good.
I keep reading that sales are strong but I was at today's matinee in the orchestra and there were more than a few empty seats, so I can only imagine what it was like upstairs.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/29/2012|
How was she R67?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/29/2012|
R68, she was okay to good, depending. However, I think she has it in her to improve further before the opening. My impression was that she is still feeling her way in parts of Act 1. One quibble is that she often speaks too quickly so it can be difficult to understand the dialogue. She only needs to slow down a tad and it would improve her performance (but no long drawl because it might add minutes to the running time).
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/29/2012|
Hmm. I wouldn't have expected her to speak too quickly. How does she look?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/29/2012|
She looks great. I'm not a critic when it comes to cleavage (it's not of interest to me), so no comments on that.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/29/2012|
Scarlett is getting good reviews, but the show is receiving some lackluster one too.
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|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/05/2013|