Thursday, December 21, 2006

Scarlett Johansson Wants To Play Evita

The actress is fascinated by Evita – real name Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentinean dictator Juan Peron – but fears she could never live up to Madonna’s big screen portrayal.

Scarlett said: “I became fascinated with Evita as a teenager. I would love to play that role, but Madonna was awesome.”

Madonna won the 1997 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of Evita in the movie version of the musical.

Evita is widely considered to be one of Argentina’s most influential women. In 1952, she was given the official title of ‘Spiritual Leader of the Nation’.
Meanwhile, Scarlett has said she is ready to bare all on the big screen for the right part.

She revealed: “I’m still making up my mind about when I’ll do a nude scene. I’m not opposed to doing nudity, it would just have to be the right project, maybe some sensational European art film.”

The 22-year-old insists she wouldn’t be embarrassed about showing her naked curves on celluloid because she is very happy with her body - especially her breasts.

She added: “I’m proud of my breasts. I call them my girls. They’re my charms, my feminine wiles. I’m very comfortable with my sexuality, my body and my face. Well, not always my face, but it’s stuck there and there’s nothing I can do about it.”