Scarlett Johansson Sets Sights on Directing

    January 1, 2014
    Kimberly Ripley

Scarlett Johansson has bought the rights to a few books she found intriguing, in hopes of directing their screenplays in the future. The actress has set her sights on becoming a film director. Presently on the big screen in voice only as the character of Her in the new Spike Jonze movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, it’s obvious her talents run the gamut from behind-the-scenes to front-and-center. How will she do behind the camera?

”I want to get into directing and I will at some point. I already bought the rights to some books. I’m in a point at my life where I’m sure of my choices and I’m interested in so many different things. I love art and galleries and music,” she said during a recent interview.

Before she becomes a director, however, she is trying her hand at the leader of an all girl band.

”I formed an all-girl band The One and Only Singles, it’s something that I’ve always loved. I had so many different interests growing up, I used to go around Greenwich Village, back when it wasn’t popular or cool, and just browse around in libraries and theatres, and then I started acting. The only thing I regret is not having gone to college. The reason I live in New York, far from Hollywood, is because I need to feel a city around me.”

Known recently for her roles in The Avengers and Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson may live in New York, but she is definitely no stranger to the Hollywood scene. It will certainly be interesting to see how she does behind the camera in her prospective role as film director.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.