Then 10-year-old Scarlett Jo's audition for Jumanji
Before she became one of the most sought-after - and drooled-over - actresses in Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson, 27, had a humble beginning.
The gorgeous star of The Avengers was just like every young talented girl, who went through rounds of auditions hoping to land that first big break.
One of the most known stories was how she auditioned for the role of the adorable twins in The Parent Trap. She competed - and eventually lost the role to Lindsay Lohan.
It turned out that it's not the only big Hollywood flicks that a young ScarJo had auditioned for back in the 1990s.
As you can see in this newly surfaced clip, the actress, believed to be 10 years old then, was seen trying to impress the casting director, reading lines from a script that would eventually become a box office hit starring Robin Williams in 1995.
It's none other than Jumanji that we're talking about, the fantasy flick about a board game coming alive. The role eventually went to Kirsten Dunst, who went on to carve an equally impressive career with films like the Spider-Man trilogy and the latest, Melancholia.
It was not long after this audition that Johansson scored a breakthrough role in Robert Redford's big-screen adaptation of The Horse Whisperer. Five years after her natural performance in that movie, Johansson made a successful transition to adult roles with Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation and Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring. The rest, as they say, is history.
Source: E! Online
Published May 5 2012