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Skin film 'challenge' to Johansson

Published 15/12/2011 | 15:52

Scarlett Johansson says playing an alien in Under The Skin is a challenging role
Scarlett Johansson says playing an alien in Under The Skin is a challenging role

Scarlett Johansson has admitted how her upcoming sci-fi drama, Under The Skin, is the toughest role she has ever done.

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The 27-year-old plays an alien disguised as a bombshell, who picks up hitchhikers to harvest body parts, in Jonathan Glazer's big-screen adaptation of Michel Faber's novel of the same name.

"It's physically and emotionally challenging. I've never done anything as difficult," she told Vulture.

"I don't think Jonathan has, either. We're, like, exhausted. But it's good. It's nice to be that challenged. It feels like you're alive."

Some scenes have already been shot in the Scottish Highlands.

"It's very abstract in a certain way. there's nothing funny about it at all. It's like nothing I've ever done. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it," Scarlett continued.

The actress revealed she is choosing to get away from the sexy roles she has previously played in Iron Man 2, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Lost In Translation.

"I think that as I get older, I'm now looking at roles that move away from that kind of ingenue mould and are more based on women that are experienced and have had life before the point you find them in. That's refreshing for me," she said.

"It's nice to be able to kind of transition into that. I feel like for me, right now, I don't wanna take on any roles that aren't challenging in some way. I never wanna play something I've done before. I wanna be able to just have everything be hard in some way. Otherwise, what's the point?"

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