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Miss Scarlett Johansson is getting very good reviews for her portrayal of Maggie in the previews for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

How do we feel about this?

by Anonymousreply 7304/05/2013

I'm seeing it tomorrow night. I'll report back.

by Anonymousreply 112/20/2012

Oh, we'll all be waiting on pins and needles, R1.

by Anonymousreply 212/20/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 312/20/2012

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 Anonymousreply 412/20/2012

There is a GHOST SKIPPER??!! Wha?

by Anonymousreply 512/20/2012

Has anyone seen Scarlett on the stage?

by Anonymousreply 612/20/2012

She was great in Ghost World - totally nailed a certain type of character. Still, she was overshadowed by Thora Birch.

by Anonymousreply 712/21/2012

I feel like she's still a shitty actress who needs to disappear sooner rather than later.

by Anonymousreply 812/21/2012

She is so fucking sexy in a lot of her movies that I never notice her acting.

by Anonymousreply 912/21/2012

Somebody's lost. where are R9's parents?

by Anonymousreply 1012/21/2012

R7, I have to disagree. Scarlett was the equivalent of wallpaper in that film - bland and invisible. Anyone could've played that part.

by Anonymousreply 1112/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1212/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1312/21/2012

Michael Park from ATWT is in this as well.

by Anonymousreply 1412/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1512/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1612/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1712/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1812/21/2012

Nothing succeeds like success

by Anonymousreply 1912/21/2012

Director and cast talk about the play.

by Anonymousreply 2012/21/2012

Going to see it at the matinee tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 2112/21/2012

Some pics

by Anonymousreply 2212/21/2012

Talk all the trash you want - she is very good in this play.

by Anonymousreply 2312/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2412/21/2012

r14, I presume Park is playing Goober?

by Anonymousreply 2512/21/2012

If this is a success, can we expect to see a cinematic COAHTR re-make?

by Anonymousreply 2612/21/2012

Scarlett accepting her Tony award

by Anonymousreply 2712/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2812/21/2012


by Anonymousreply 2912/21/2012

"Tennessee Erniie Ford" play? This site has really gone downhill.

by Anonymousreply 3012/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3112/22/2012

Scarlett still has some meat on her bones.

by Anonymousreply 3212/22/2012

Scarlett in costume:

by Anonymousreply 3312/22/2012

Ghost Skipper is a nice idea. But Naked Ghost Skipper would have been brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 3412/22/2012

Not Scarlett R33

by Anonymousreply 3512/22/2012

More pics

by Anonymousreply 3612/22/2012

She looks gorgeous in the pics, R36.

by Anonymousreply 3712/22/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3812/22/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3912/22/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4012/22/2012

For those who watched it, how was Michael Park?

by Anonymousreply 4112/22/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4212/22/2012

Scarlett's shoes look like bridesmaid Dyeables from Payless.

by Anonymousreply 4312/22/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4412/22/2012

Kathleen's dress was the palest lavender, not violet!

by Anonymousreply 4512/22/2012

Kathleen would have been wonderful in her prime,

by Anonymousreply 4612/22/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4712/22/2012

She probably send nude pictures of herself to the reviewers.

by Anonymousreply 4812/22/2012

R47 - was Scarlett's performance subdued as the previews say?

by Anonymousreply 4912/22/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5012/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5112/23/2012

To answer your question OP, we feel the same way her former husband Ryan Reynold's feels towards women: nothing.

by Anonymousreply 5212/23/2012


by Anonymousreply 5312/23/2012

Scarlett's memorable scene in He's Just not that into you.

by Anonymousreply 5412/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5512/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5612/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5712/23/2012

They are not ample.

Not ample at all.

by Anonymousreply 5812/23/2012

Ample. R58

by Anonymousreply 5912/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6012/23/2012

Scarlett in 2006. Her bust is not that different.

by Anonymousreply 6112/23/2012

You must be blind, R61. Her boobs are much bigger in that video than they are now.

by Anonymousreply 6212/23/2012

Why would her boobs disappear with ryan reynolds?

by Anonymousreply 6312/23/2012

She is not much smaller in R59.

by Anonymousreply 6412/23/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6512/23/2012

Sales are strong too.

by Anonymousreply 6612/29/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6712/29/2012

How was she R67?

by Anonymousreply 6812/29/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6912/29/2012

Hmm. I wouldn't have expected her to speak too quickly. How does she look?

by Anonymousreply 7012/29/2012

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 Anonymousreply 7112/29/2012

Scarlett is getting good reviews, but the show is receiving some lackluster one too.

by Anonymousreply 7201/26/2013

Show's closing

by Anonymousreply 7304/05/2013
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