Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson says her husky voice was a disadvantage in the beginning of her career.

Scarlett Johansson will next be seen in the MCU film Black Widow alongside David Harbour, and Florence Pugh.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: June 21, 2020 14:32 IST
Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson says her husky voice was a disadvantage in the beginning of her career.

Scarlett Johansson is undoubtedly soaring high in Hollywood in the last couple of years. The actor is best recognized for her role as Black Widow in many MCU films. She has also delivered other highly successful films like Marriage Story and Lucy in the last couple of years. However, her career in the Hollywood industry wasn't always such a smooth ride. In a recent interview, Johansson has admitted that her now famous 'husky voice' was once a big hurdle. The actress revealed that many people considered her voice unsuitable for a lead in any mainstream film.
 
Johansson said that she originally wanted to do musical theatre but casting directors refused her because of her voice. Speaking to Candis magazine Johansson said, "When I was a little kid, I trained as a singer because I really wanted to do musical theatre, but my voice was so deep it was impossible for me to get cast! So I went into acting instead."
 
"I’d go on auditions, I was this cute little blonde girl, then I’d open my mouth and say (in a deep voice), ‘Buy this product, it’s fantastic!’ It was quite a disadvantage at the time. I lost count of hearing casting directors ask me if I had a sore throat, " she added.
 
Speaking about her upcoming MCU film Black Widow the 35-year-old actress said, "It’s a film very much about self-forgiveness and accepting decisions that were made for you. It’s much deeper than anything we could have done earlier."
 
Black Widow also stars David Harbour and Florence Pugh in other pivotal roles.


CREDITS: CANDIS MAGAZINE JOHANSSON


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