Scarlett Johansson Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson tells CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH Charles Osgood that she hates the nickname "ScarJo" which she's acquired in the media as her popularity has risen.
"That's terrible," she tells Anthony Mason, laughing. "It's so terrible. I hate that name."
Johansson, now starring in the Broadway production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof," says the "ScarJo" label is "so crazy." No one in her family calls her that name, she tells Mason in a wide-ranging interview to be broadcast on CBS SUNDAY MORNING today, Jan. 13, 2013 (9:00 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network.
"Hopefully it's going to go away some time," Johansson tells Mason, adding she remembered when it started happening. "But it seemed, like, odd. Like, there's so many actors you would never, like - Kate Winslet was, like, KaWi, KaWi, KaWi. I don't know. Like, why me?"
Mason's full interview with Johansson will be broadcast today, Jan. 13, 2013 on CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.
Performances of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson as Maggie, Ciarán Hinds as Big Daddy, Benjamin Walker as Brick and Debra Monk as Big Mama, directed by Rob Ashford, began on December 18. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens January 17 and will play a limited engagement for 15 weeks only, through March 30, 2013 at the Richard RodgersTheatre (226 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you just-released production shots below!
The cast also includes Emily Bergl (Mae), Michael Park (Gooper), Vin Knight (Reverend Tooker), Brian Reddy (Doctor Baugh). The cast also includes Will Cobbs, Tanya Birl, Jordan Dean, Lance Roberts and Cherene Snow. Playing the children are Laurel Griggs, Victoria Leigh, Charlotte Rose Masi, George Porteous and Noah Unger.
In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, "Big Daddy" Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. He is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and his beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point.