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Scarlett Johansson Lost Out on Roles Due to Her Husky Voice

Scarlett Johansson at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (Image: Reuters)

Scarlett Johansson at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (Image: Reuters)

Actor Scarlett Johansson opened up about losing out on many roles due to her husky voice. The actress will be next seen in Marvel Cinematic Universe's 'Black Widow'.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: June 21, 2020, 4:26 PM IST
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Marriage Story star Scarlett Johansson says she faced a lot of rejection initially in her career due to her now-famous “husky voice”. The actor, who made her movie debut at the age of nine with the film North, said she always wanted to work in musical theatre but casting directors did not give her a chance due to her deep voice.

“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,” Johansson, 35, told Candis magazine.

“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.

Johansson will next be seen in Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, which is scheduled to be released on November 6.

Talking about the film, she had earlier told PTI, "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."


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