While she understands an actor’s frustration in not being recognized for their work or not being cast for a certain job, Scarlett Johannson is not apologizing for her Tony Award win.
“I have worked my ass off to get to where I am so I understand that struggle,” Johansson explained. “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,” Johansson told Broadway World. “So, I totally understand the frustration there.”
“The actors we’ve seen this season that we recognize from film — Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Liev Schreiber and Catherine Zeta-Jones, etc. — 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 theater,” 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.”
Yeah, so suck it losers. Just kidding. But isn’t that the name of the whole acting game? Move on folks.