Actress Scarlett Johansson is often compared to Marilyn as a sex symbol and comedienne, and she has channelled the Monroe look in many photo shoots. However, as she told USA Today recently, she has no plans to play MM onscreen:
‘Two years ago, Johansson made her Tony-winning Broadway debut a neighborhood away in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, the former husband, of course, of the icon she’s constantly held up against, Monroe.
‘There’s a lot there to explore, and I like to watch other people do it, but I have no interest’ in joining the Monroe biopic brigade.
‘It’s lovely to be compared to somebody as sort of effervescent and charming and fragile and I think kind of an underrated actor, really,’ Johansson says. And ‘you know, beautiful and everything. But it’s never been one for me.'”