Sunday 24 September 2017

Johansson's alien transformation

Scarlett Johansson has been talking about her role in Under The Skin
Scarlett Johansson has been talking about her role in Under The Skin

Scarlett Johansson has revealed she undergoes a "metamorphosis" in Under The Skin.

The actress, who is also promoting Joseph Gordon-Levitt's drama Don Jon at the Toronto International Film Festival, plays an alien seductress who preys on men in Scotland in Jonathan Glazer's supernatural thriller.

"The character I play in Don Jon is very staid in her opinions and her ideals. Whereas this character is much more of a metamorphosis, it's a transformation," she told Variety.

Based on Michael Faber's novel, Under The Skin - which screened at TIFF on Monday (September 9) - took the Sexy Beast director 10 years to make. It was shot on location in Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands.

"It was a very abstract beginning for the first couple of weeks until it found its heartbeat," Scarlett joked of the production.

She added: "When I first read a version of (the script), it was almost about this couple together trying to blend into the community. It was a very different story."

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