There is much to be said about trailblazing actress, Scarlett Johansson. In recent years, the 35-year-old has epitomised her stance in Hollywood as an action-fuelled heroine in films such as Lucy, Ghost in the Shell and most notably as Black Widow within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As of mid-2019, Johansson is the third highest-grossing actor of all time, shortly following the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson and before she reprises her continuing role in the stand-alone film Black Widow, this year, the award-winning actress will be recognised for her latest film, Marriage Story.
Unlike her usual high-production, fan-crazed appearances, Johansson reveals an empathetic performance as she fronts a wife and mother who experiences a divorce with her husband. As if it were taken from the books a modern-day love story (in America, 50 percent of marriages end in divorce), the Netflix film has been praised as it tells the compassionate story of break-up, while it brings a family together.
Arriving at the annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills today, the actress who is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama, stepped – or more fittingly, floated – onto the red carpet draped in red. Donning a billowing gown – finished with a plunging neckline and giant bow – the actress appeared to be smitten with fiancé, Colin Jost, in-hand. If anything, she is dressed to win.
For Johansson, Marriage Story takes from several IRL experiences as she drew from her divorce from Ryan Reynolds and Romain Dauriac.
“The idea of building a family, making a family, and having that work, I like that idea,” she told Vanity Fair n 2019. “I think that would be wonderful. I’ve always wanted that. I wanted that also in my marriage to my daughter’s father as well. It just wasn’t the right person. But I like that idea…I mean, the first time I got married I was 23 years old. I didn’t really have an understanding of marriage. Maybe I kind of romanticized it, I think, in a way. It’s a different part of my life now. I feel like I’m in a place in my life, I feel I’m able to make more active choices. I’m more present, I think, than I’ve been before.”
Here’s to the happy couple and a possible award.
Watch the 2020 edition of the Golden Globes ceremony from 12 noon on January 6 on Foxtel’s Arena channel. Grazia.com.au will have rolling coverage of the red carpet, ceremony and after parties.