Some sad news today: we could have been spared Anne Hathway‘s insufferable ego had Scarlett Johansson not bombed her Les Miserables audition. Yes, Ms. Johansson auditioned for the role that Anne “Holy F-ck Aren’t I Amazing?” Hathway won but effed it up and blames it on laryngitis. Yeah, okay Scarlett. You bombed your audition because you had laryngitis. Like the producers and casting directors wouldn’t say, “No problem, let’s try it again when you’re feeling better.” You’re Scarlett Johansson. You get more chances than most actors do. That’s what happens when you’re on the A-list. Perhaps your singing just wasn’t as good as Ms. Hathway’s. I mean, seriously. Seriously. Come on.
Ms. ScarJo is very gracious though and a great sport about losing the role to Anne “Everyone Loves Hearing Me Talk As Much As I Do” Hathway, saying,
I think looking at the film now, there’s no possible way I ever could have topped [her] performance. It was perfect and I think fateful and meant to be. But, yes, the audition itself brought back so many memories of auditioning for Les Miz for the young Cosette, and it was fun for me to revisit that.
Johnasson is currently starring in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway. That Liz Taylor is so hot right now.