Monday, March 12, 2007

Scarlett Johansson Can’t Pick Her Nose in Peace

Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson may enjoy all the perks that come with being an A-list star, but she feels that on the flipside it takes away the joy of being left alone.

She dislikes being in the limelight too much because it also means that a trivial thing like picking her nose is no longer private.

"All of a sudden you become very aware that you're not alone any more and that the private moment you thought you were having is not private."

Meanwhile, fans who are used to seeing the actress looking her best on screen, will now get to see a "de-sexified" side of her in the her latest movie.

The 22-year old, who plays a student working as a nanny as she puts herself through college, decided that she had to look the part of-screen as well as on, to prepare for it.

Co-director Robert Pulcini revealed that though he and Shari Springer Berman were apprehensive of approaching Johansson because of all her "glamour", they had been in for a pleasant surprise.

"We thought about how we would approach Scarlett because she is very glamorous, but she's the one who said, 'I really think I should have brown hair and look like an everyday college girl in this movie,'" quoted him, as saying.

"It's very much the story of a girl finding her identity. She's quite confused about what kind of future she should choose, and she ducks out of her life for a period and deals with other people's problems instead of her own. She's avoiding that final step into adulthood," Pulcini added.

The 'Nanny Diaries' is based on the novel of the same name by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.

The movie also stars Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti as the snobby parents of a spoilt brat who becomes Johansson's charge. The movie began filming in 2006, and is scheduled for release later this year.