“I Was Rejected for Roles as a Kid Because of My Husky Voice,” Recalls Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson’s husky voice, which has become her trademark, caused her to face job rejections in the early days of her career. The Hollywood actress, who made her debut at the age of nine in the film North, initially aspired to work in musical theatre. However, her deep voice led to casting directors repeatedly turning her down. Scarlett shared with Candis magazine that she had trained as a singer when she was young but eventually decided to pursue acting instead.

Obstacles: Scarlett Johansson says that her 'trademark husky voice' made it 'impossible' for her to get cast when she was younger. She's seen at February's Independent Spirit Awards above

Scarlett Johansson has revealed that her distinctively husky voice was a major obstacle for her in getting acting roles when she was younger. Despite being a cute blonde girl, she would often be turned down after opening her mouth to speak in auditions. Her deep voice sounded as though she had a sore throat, leading many casting directors to ask her about it. However, Scarlett’s unique voice has since become her trademark style.

Talking head: 'I'd go on auditions, I was this cute little blonde girl, then I'd open my mouth and say [in a deep voice],

Conversation: “I used to attend auditions when I was a young girl with blonde hair. People would think I was cute and perfect for the role until I spoke, and my deep voice surprised them. I remember saying things like ‘This product is fantastic! Buy it.’ It was quite amusing.” At the age of 14, she recalls this moment.

Trademark: 'I think people have gotten used to it on me - in fact, I saw somewhere that it's now referred to as my trademark husky voice!' She's seen in her Oscar-nominated role in Marriage Story above

Scarlett Johansson says that people have become accustomed to her husky voice, which has even been referred to as her trademark. She revealed that her voice has become smoother over the years. The actress, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in Marriage Story, expressed her desire to star in a movie written by Colin Jost, with whom she has been engaged since 2019.

Working relationship: Scarlett said she'd love to make a movie with fiance Colin Jost, who is the co-head writer for SNL. The pair are seen at this year's Academy Awards together

Scarlett expressed her desire to collaborate with her soon-to-be spouse, Colin Jost, who happens to co-head write for SNL. The two made a public appearance together at the Academy Awards this year.

When asked if she would collaborate with her fiance, Scarlett Johansson replied positively, stating that he is an exceptional comedy writer and she would feel comfortable working on anything he writes. She admires his humor and finds it an important aspect in a partner, given her upbringing in a household that appreciated humor. Scarlett has been married twice before, to journalist-turned-art curator Romain Dauriac from 2014 to 2017 and actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011.

Relationship history: Scarlett has been married twice, wed to journalist-turned-art curator Romain Dauriac (above) from 2014 to 2017, and actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011.

Scarlett has experienced two marriages in her past. She was married to Romain Dauriac, who was a journalist but later became an art curator, from 2014 to 2017. Her first marriage was with actor Ryan Reynolds, which lasted from 2008 to 2011.

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