Scarlett Johansson wants to direct movie

Apr 02, 2012, 13:28 IST | PTI

'Lost in Translation' star Scarlett Johansson says she is keen to direct a film

The 27-year-old actress has been working on her own feature film for years, and is keen to challenge herself, reported Contactmusic.

Scarlett Johansson. pic/AFP

"I would like to direct a feature. I've been developing it for years. It's good. I just want to work on stuff that's challenging to me, physically, emotionally.

I don't want to do anything that doesn't scare me a little bit," Johansson said.

The 'Avengers' actress is looking to play established characters in future movies, and she has her sights set on portraying silent film star Norma Desmond in a remake of 1950 movie 'Sunset Boulevard'.

"As I get older I sort of see that I'm able to kind of move away from characters that are transitional.

I'm now looking at characters - women - that are established and are where they are because of where they came from and have a background," she said.

"Actors are always asked to do things that are absolutely ludicrous, whether you're rappelling down the side of a building or crawling through the woods or fulfilling yourself emotionally.

I want to play Norma Desmond in 'Sunset Boulevard' someday. But I need a couple more years," she added.

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