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Scarlett Johansson Dreams of Co-Starring with Tom Cruise on ‘Asteroid City’

Scarlett Johansson Hopes to Work with Tom Cruise in the Future

Scarlett Johansson is a well-known actress in the Marvel Universe, having played the role of Black Widow in several films. She has also starred in a number of other movies, including the newly released Asteroid City. Despite working with a long list of A-list actors, Johansson has expressed her desire to work with Tom Cruise.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the New York premiere of Asteroid City, Johansson said, “I’d love to work with Tom Cruise.” While she waits for that opportunity, she is currently working alongside Jason Schwartzman, Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Bryan Cranston, Steve Carrell, Maya Hawke, Jeffrey Wright, Jeff Goldblum and Adrien Brody in the new Wes Anderson film.

Unique Set of Wes Anderson

Johansson spoke about working with Anderson and his unique set. She said, “His set is so unique because Wes is never worried about time. He’s never worried about having to get to the next shot or how many shots in a day or what we have or haven’t completed. He really is so present in the moment of the scene work that you’re doing that I think it just allows for such creative freedom because you really can sit in a scene and you have all the time to discover new ways in.”

Schwartzman, who has worked on several of Anderson’s films, also spoke about their relationship. He said, “I was fortunate enough to meet someone that I really connected with when I was young, and we’ve somehow managed to be able to have a really honest friendship and working relationship that is based really on sharing.”

Camaraderie of the Cast

The camaraderie of the star-studded cast was also emphasized by Schwartzman. He noted how everyone would show up to set to support each other even when not working. Cranston recalled how, “Every single night the entire group of actors and the director of photography and the costume designer and the makeup and hair and wardrobe people were all together, having dinner, sharing wine, telling stories, finding out about each other’s family.”

Brody and Goldblum also praised Anderson on the carpet. Brody said, “Wes is a wonderfully collaborative person and he has a unique specificity that is a fun challenge to achieve — his use of language and timing and these long master shots that have no cutaways.” Goldblum added, “He reminds me of somebody who considers the shooting experience an art project and an important opportunity in itself. Every moment is a kind of sparkling, sterling opportunity for presence. He is a delicious, delightful storyteller, he loves actors, and attracts the cream of the crop cast wise and every other wise, on the crew.”

Anderson’s Comments on the Film

Cranston also weighed in on Anderson’s comments that the film needs to be watched twice. He joked, “It’s kind of like a meal that’s prepared with so many different subtleties of spices and flavors that you have to slow down. You slow down and you’re dissecting it to really zero in on what you’re tasting — same thing with a Wes Anderson movie. When you see it the first time you go, ‘Oh my gosh, the color, the movement, the language, wow, wow, wow.’ You see it a second time and I guarantee you’ll see so many things you never caught the first time around.”

Asteroid City in Theaters

Asteroid City is now showing in select theaters. With its star-studded cast and unique set, it promises to be a must-see film for fans of Wes Anderson’s work. While Johansson may still be waiting for her chance to work with Tom Cruise, she continues to impress audiences with her performances in a variety of roles.