Scarlett Johansson wants her next theatre role to be a turn on the West End stage.
The Lost in Translation star won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, and she won rave reviews for her current turn in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof when the play opened in New York on Thursday night (17Jan13).
Johansson has now confirmed that when her turn as Maggie the Cat comes to an end, she wants to continue her theatre career in London.
She says, "I would love to do something on the West End. After my run with this, I will be putting Maggie the Cat to bed - doing any longer than our run right now would be maddening. But I would love to do theatre in the West End... I love London and have spent tons of time there. I'd like that to be next."
Johansson adds of her current theatre role: "It's quite liberating to be back on stage. What seems to be on the page hugely challenging really comes to life when you suddenly have a place to put on the words. It's very thrilling."