Although Scarlett Johansson started her career as a child star, she wasn’t sure she liked being on set. But that all changed when she landed her first movie role in “North” in 1994 at the age of 8, and the experience gave her the acting bug. “I was a big song and dance kid – you know, one of those jazz-handed kids,” she recalls in Interview in 2013. “I loved improvising and doing weird vocal exercises.”
His role in âNorthâ opened the door to many other opportunities for Johansson, who consolidated as the real deal in âThe Horse Whispererâ in 1998. âI had made probably five or six films by this time- there – I was doing a lot of really emotional work – but I remember finding this place where I realized, “Oh wait, I can handle this thing I’m doing,” she told Interview . “I could begin to see the colors of the scenes and understand the nuances of what was going on in the delivery of a show. It was this realization that taking action was more than something natural – that it was something you could create. “
Johansson continued her ascent when she was nominated for an award at the 1997 Independent Spirit Awards for her role in “Manny & Lo”, by Magazine W, proving his worth in the industry before his teenage years.