Robert Redford Dishes On Scarlett Johansson & Barbra Streisand

Actor/director Robert Redford is dishing all the dirt in his upcoming book, Robert Redford: The Biography. In the tome, Redford dishes that a 13-year-old Scarlett Johansson was difficult to direct on the set of their 1998 film together, The Horse Whisperer.

As Redford tells it, it was Johansson’s overbearing mother who was the source of the discord and ScarJo’s “constant back talk,” according to a source who dished to the New York Daily News. Although Redford gives the actress credit for her talent, a crew member confesses that Scarlett’s mother’s vision for the film clashed with Robert’s.

As for Barbra Streisand, Robert’s co-star in The Way We Were, she was perhaps too fond of the red-headed star. The brother of Redford’s first wife explains, “She had a hard time controlling her emotions, and when she played scenes with him–like the fireside courtship scene at Malibu–she was drooling.” However, “Bob was very tactful.”

But really, can you blame her?

Gallery Info: Scarlett Johansson photocall for Dolce & Gabbana: The Make Up.