Scarlett Johansson slams Tony award critics
Press Trust of India
Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has shot back at critics who have argued that the actress is undeserving of a Tony Award for her role in Broadway’s A View From the Bridge.
“I pounded the pavement for years and I know what it’s like to struggle as an actor. A lot of it is luck and, certainly, a lot of it is opportunity – and the lack of that. So, I totally understand the frustration there,” said Johansson.
The 25-year-old actress’ win last week prompted fellow Broadway star Hunter Foster to start a Facebook campaign, ‘Give The Tonys Back To Broadway’, reported Us magazine.
Foster believes Johansson’s Hollywood status was the main reason behind her victory earlier this month, preventing Broadway veterans from taking home a trophy.
“The actors we’ve seen this season that we recognise from film – Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Liev Schreiber and Catherine Zeta-Jones – have not only made a huge impact on ticket sales but have given tour de force performances and all started their careers as stage actors, dedicating themselves to making an impression in the theatre,” Johansson argued.
“This goes to show that actors are actors, whatever the outlet, and with perseverance and drive, can cross the boundaries of the medium,” she added.