Scarlett Johansson to Join ‘South Pacific?’

Scarlett Johansson is a huge “South Pacific” fan, and she fueled reports that she’d love to star in the New York City production of the show.

Last month, the New York Post reported Johansson was in talks to play U.S. Navy nurse Nellie Forbush in a revival of the musical at the Lincoln Center, which is scheduled to open in January 2008.

She says, “I’ve thought about it (playing Nellie). Wouldn’t it be great? Though I’d have to be named ‘For Bush’, which I don’t think I could stomach.”

Something else that Scarlett Johansson can’t seem to stomach is the paparazzi. In these photos, she’s seen trying to hide her face from the cameras as she arrives at the Saturday Night Live after party (which was also attended by Will Arnett, Bjork and Dave Chappelle).

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