First few pictures of Scarlett promoting Under the Skin at the Toronto Film Festival have been added to the gallery:
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It took filmmaker Jonathan Glazer ten years to make “Under the Skin”, the new alien hitchhiker thriller set to premiere Monday night at the Toronto Film Festival, and for star Scarlett Johansson, the “Sexy Beast” director was constantly orbiting new ideas.
“When I first read a version of (the script), it was almost about this couple together trying to blend into the community,” she said on Monday at the Variety Studio. “It was a very different story.”
Shot on location in Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands, “Under the Skin” tells the story of an alien seductress (Johansson) who preys on men in Scotland.
“It was a very abstract beginning for the first couple of weeks until it found its heartbeat,” she said of the production with a laugh.
Glazer, who admittedly took his time to find the “right D.N.A.” for the project, explained: “You’re trying to find a blend of form of content, some of it you can’t predict until the day you film them.”
Based on the novel by Michel Faber, “Under the Skin” is one of two projects Johansson is promoting while in Toronto. The other, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon,” premieres Tuesday night.
“The character I play in ‘Don Jon’ is very stayed in her opinions and her ideals,” the actress explained. “Where is this character (‘Under the Skin’) is much more of a metamorphosis, it’s a transformation.”