Johansson apprehensive of full-on action role

March 4th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS  

London, March 4 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson is a little apprehensive about taking on the role of a bloodthirsty gladiator in a forthcoming film because she isn’t sure she “fits the mould” of a warrior woman.
Johansson has signed a deal to star in “Amazon”, the story of a female gladiator in 200 BC who takes on the might of an army after her homeland is destroyed. Though she has dealt with guns and fight scenes in her previous big screen adventures, the actress is wary of transforming into a tough-girl action star, reports.

“I think I’m supposed to be a gladiatrix (lady gladiator). These film guys are crazy about gladiatrixes. But do I fit the mould? I’m a just Danish-Jewish girl from New York,” she said.

“I’ve done weapons training. I’ve fired all kinds of guns - 9mm semi-automatics, machine guns, and shotguns. I’ve jumped off a 60-foot building. I learnt to ride for ‘The Horse Whisperer’. But I’ve never done a full-on action role. I guess I’m still waiting for my Cirque du Soleil moment,” Johansson added.

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