Scarlett Johansson, a two-time Oscar nominee, landed her initial paid acting gig at the age of nine in a sketch for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The former child star made her small-screen debut as Sarah Hughes, a spelling bee champion, in a segment filmed for the March 15, 1994 episode. Despite misspelling every word she attempted, such as lugubrious, sesquicentennial, and andaology, Sarah received praise in the sketch.
Adorable! Scarlett Johansson, a two-time Oscar nominee, landed her first ever paying acting gig on a sketch for Late Night with Conan O’Brien at the tender age of nine. This caused Andy Richter, Conan’s loyal sidekick, to receive jeers and hisses from the audience who were clearly aware of the joke. To cheer her up, the 58-year-old talk show host asked Scarlett if she would like to be his sidekick for the rest of the show, which she replied to with an enthusiastic ‘yes’. O’Brien complimented her saying, “You’re terrific.” Scarlett made four more appearances on Conan’s talk show, including one in 2003 where she recalled an embarrassing moment from her acting career.
Flashback! The ex-child prodigy, who is now 38 years old, first appeared on TV as the victorious spelling bee genius, Sarah Hughes. This particular segment was recorded for the episode that aired on March 15, 1994.
Uh-oh! Sarah is getting praised even though she’s failing to spell words correctly, even ones as challenging as lugubrious, sesquicentennial, and andaology.
Conan’s trusted companion, Andy Richter (L), is frustrated when Conan jokingly calls himself a jerk and the audience responds with hisses and boos, aware of the playful banter between the two.
The host of the talk show, aged 58, asked Sarah if she would like to be his sidekick for the remaining part of the show, in order to cheer her up. Sarah Johansson reminisced about a big redheaded man and Andy, who was thrilled that she was his biggest fan back then. She went on to add that she still has his autographed picture. The first time the native New Yorker had acted professionally was when she was eight years old, in Playwrights Horizons’ stage production of Sophistry at the Studio Theater in 1993. The off-Broadway play, directed by Nicholas Martin, starred popular actors like Ethan Hawke, Calista Flockhart, Anthony Rapp, and Steve Zahn.
O’Brien smiled when the fourth grader expressed her desire to be his sidekick, and he praised her by saying, “You’re fantastic!”
I have a vivid memory of a tall man with fiery red hair. Scarlett made several appearances on Conan’s talk show, and one of them was in 2003. During that episode, she shared a funny story about her “cringe-worthy” acting moment.
In retrospect, Johansson reminisced about the time when she met Andy and how he expressed his delight in her being his biggest fan. She was gifted with a signed picture by him which she still holds dear. Subsequently, Scarlett went on to secure roles in various films such as North, Manny Lo, The Horse Whisperer, and Ghost World. Eventually, she landed the lead role in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation which catapulted her career. Her exceptional performances led her to receive numerous accolades including a Tony Award, Independent Spirit Award, honorary César Award, and MTV Generation Award. On the 29th of June, Scarlett’s husband Colin Jost, who has been married to her for eight months, celebrates his 39th birthday. Coincidentally, his memoir, A Very Punchable Face, is set to be released on July 14.
Persistence and fortunate opportunities: After growing up in New York, the actress secured parts in North, Manny Lo, The Horse Whisperer, and Ghost World before ultimately achieving success with her standout performance in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation in 2003 (depicted alongside Bill Murray).
Scarlett achieved great success in her career and was recognized with several awards, such as the Tony Award, Independent Spirit Award, honorary César Award, and MTV Generation Award (as seen in the photo on May 16).
Scarlett Johansson is set to celebrate her husband Colin Jost’s 39th birthday on June 29. The couple tied the knot just eight months ago and Jost’s memoir, A Very Punchable Face, is set to be released on July 14. Meanwhile, Johansson is gearing up for the release of Black Widow, a prequel with a $200 million budget. It is her eighth time portraying the character but her first solo film in the Marvel Universe. The movie also stars Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, William Hurt, and Ray Winstone. UK theaters will screen the movie on July 7 while US theaters will show it on July 9.
Coming up next for the 5ft3in beauty is her debut solo movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scarlett Johansson will once again take on the character of former KGB assassin Natasha Romanoff in the prequel Black Widow, directed by Cate Shortland with a whopping budget of $200 million. Fans in the UK can catch the film in theaters starting July 7, while those in the US can see it on July 9.