The Avengers actress Scarlett Johansson is set to return to the stage as Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, a role which has been sexualised over the years. However, Scarlett has revealed how she will be toning down the sexuality of the role for her stage performance.
Johansson told the Associated Press, “I think her sexuality is often overplayed and over-appreciated. It's such an unimportant part of this story. I mean, it comes with the circumstance, of course, and the settling and the words - that's already there. There's no need to drape yourself all over the stage and roll around in a satin sheet.”
Johansson continued by admitting that the play is good enough to succeed on its own merits, so if it fails, they only have themselves to blame, “It's really a beautiful play, really a perfect play, I think. If the play fails, it's our fault,” she added.
Scarlett Johansson is set to debut her performance as Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, when it officially opens on January 13, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Manhattan. Scarlett is no stranger to the stage, having won a Tony Award in 2010 for her performance in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge.