Teen Beat Tuesday: ’90s Scarlett Johansson — A Retrospective
We've given a ton of screen time to the cute boys of the '90s, but what about the adorable girls? Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson is expecting a kid of her own, so we thought we'd look back at when she was a kid herself — and we totally wanted to be her.
To celebrate the coming of mini-ScarJo, here are five films she did when she was just a tot herself!
ScarJo's first film role was in North, as a member of a family North (Elijah Wood) tries on for size, and she's totally adorable. Plus, she co-starred with Bruce Willis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and a whole host of other A-listers. Critics everywhere totally hated this Rob Reiner-directed tale of a child divorcing his parents — even positive reviews had caveats — and they're totally right. But to be fair, nobody reviewing this film in 1994 was a child at the time.
If you don't want to see the whole thing (we don't blame you), watch Scarlett's part below, because she's super-cute.
Manny & Lo (1996)
With that sweet Rob Reiner credit under her belt, Scarlett went onto more serious — and starring! — roles. Manny & Lo featured Scarlett as an 11-year-old along for the ride with her older sister, a pregnant, teenage runaway.
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Bonus Sarah Jessica Parker nostalgia! Little Scarlett played an art student of a dreadlocked Ben Stiller in this pretty dark romantic comedy.
TriStar Pictures, 1996
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
It's hard to pinpoint a breakthrough role for Scarlett, but The Horse Whisperer, co-starring Robert Redford, might've been it. Scarlett played a teenager physically and emotionally recovering from a horrible accident — alongside her horse, Pilgrim.
My Brother the Pig (1999)
Don't watch this, because it's terrible. But the trailer's worth a watch — it features not only ScarJo, but Eva Mendes and Judge Reinhold ("of Beethoven's Fourth!"). The basic premise is that Scarlett accidentally turns her annoying little brother into a pig, so she and Eva drive to Mexico to try to get him turned back. Meanwhile, they're chased by a guy who wants to eat the pig-brother, because apparently there are no other pigs in the world.
What are your favorite ScarJo flicks? Name 'em below!