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Scarlett Johansson Wanted Anne Hathaway’s Les Miz Role: “I Sang My Little Heart Out”

Scarlett Johansson isn't just a sexy film star, she's a singer and a Tony-winning Broadway actress, now starring in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Scarlett talked to about auditioning to play Fantine in the Les Miserables movie.

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"Yes, I did. I sang my little heart out," she said. She was asked if it was terrifying. "No, are you kidding? The jazz hands kid inside me was just over the moon! And I auditioned with laryngitis. I did everything I could to, like, not have laryngitis. And I think looking at the film now, there’s no possible way I ever could have topped that performance [by Anne Hathaway]. It was perfect and I think fateful and meant to be. But, yes, the audition itself brought back so many memories of auditioning for Les Miz for the young Cosette, and it was fun for me to revisit that."

There's always a line of actors and actresses dying to get every good role. But Anne was perfect as Fantine and it's hard to believe any other actress in the part would be such a lock for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. By the way, Scarlett said her dream role is Norma Desmond in
Sunset Boulevard. So maybe someday she'll get that role and win her own Oscar.


02.12.2013 / 07:41 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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