Scarlett Johansson has a part in a NYC production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, playing Maggie, the same role Elizabeth Taylor had in the classic 1958 movie. Inspired casting to put Scarlett in a role that keeps her in a tight silk slip throughout the bulk of the play. Though I guess I'm clearly biased toward her AVENGERS alter ego, as my first thought upon viewing these pics of her preview performance is that it's nice that she's keeping herself busy in between Black Widow roles. No wonder actors start to get sick of playing such high profile characters. Will Scarlett be forever typecast as Black Widow? She had a lot of notoriety before she landed that part, so probably not. Though until they run THE AVENGERS into the ground through excessive sequels, or Scarlett is no longer lured back to the role with huge paydays, I'm sure she and her ass-kicking alter ego shall remain synonymous.
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