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May 27, 2014

9-year-old Scarlett Johansson reading for a part in 1993

Wrote Anthony Lane of this 39-second clip in the March 24, 2014 issue of the New Yorker, "... the self-consciousness is frightening; not that she is clenched or maladroit, but that she seems like a child impersonating a child, and a spoiled one at that — finding everything a drag and a bind, batting away time with a slow blink. (She still does that, and it always gets results.) For someone of that precocity, adulthood is not another country, many leagues distant, but just around the corner."

The audition was for "Jumanji," a 1995 film: she didn't get the part.

May 27, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


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