Scarlett Johansson Defends Tony Awards
Scarlett Johansson has spoken out about the criticism aimed at her following her Tony Awards success, insisting she deserved the "Best Featured Actress" prize just as much as the classically-trained actresses she was up against.
The blonde beauty walked away with award for her Broadway debut in "A View From The Bridge" earlier this month, but she wasn't allowed to enjoy the big win - theatre snobs in New York publicly insisted she wasn't a worthy victor, suggesting she was only hired to attract film fans.
Now the star has responded to her critics, insisting she spent years perfecting her craft to get to where she is - and she is adamant she was the right person for her winning role.
She tells BroadwayWorld.com, "I pounded the pavement for years and I know what it's like to struggle as an actor...So, I totally understand the frustration there. A lot of my friends, who are struggling actors, are going through the same thing. But I can't apologize for it. I have worked my a** off to get to where I am, so I understand that struggle.
"For me, it's more about hiring the right person for the job. You know, who fits that description. If somebody is cast because they are a name but they're not right for the job, well, it's very frustrating. I see that. As an actor, you're trying to get one foot in the door all the time."