When Scarlett Johansson met with director Noah Baumbach about his concept for a brand new film centering on divorce, the actress felt the celebrities align.
He wasn’t conscious however on the time, the “Avengers” star’s second marriage –to French businessman Romain Dauriac– was dissolving. They married in 2014 and share a 5-year-old daughter, Rose. Earlier than that, Johansson was married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011.
She’s at present engaged to “Saturday Night Live” author and comic Colin Jost.
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“It felt fated in a way,” Johansson instructed reporters on the Venice Movie Competition on Thursday. “It came somehow at just the right time.”
The 34-year-old stars alongside Adam Driver within the Netflix movie, “Marriage Story,” a couple of couple — she performs an actress and he performs a theater director — with an 8-year-old son managing a bi-coastal separation and divorce. It premiered on Thursday evening on the competition and is competing for the Golden Lion award.
Though Johansson had her personal experiences to attract on, she stated there was one thing of everybody behind the movie within the brutally sincere however tender character examine.
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Baumbach wrote the script realizing that Driver and Johansson would play the couple. He stated he realized within the writing course of that, “Through a divorce we could explore a marriage.”
“Although they’re coming apart, love always exists,” he stated. “It’s in every scene, it’s there.”
Laura Dern, who performs Johansson’s divorce lawyer, added that it personifies “the business of divorce.”
One scene, wherein the 2 leads have a very traumatic struggle, had audiences on the Venice Movie Competition buzzing. Driver stated he did not actually analyze it afterward, however that it was two “pretty difficult” days. Baumbach added that it was “harrowing” they usually’d typically must cease for a break, with the actors both going to their rooms or taking a stroll across the block to regroup.
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“They would run the whole scene almost every time. It was like watching two of the best athletes compete,” Baumbach stated. “In many ways, it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a director.”
“Marriage Story” will make stops on the Telluride and Toronto Movie Festivals earlier than hitting theaters on Nov. 6, adopted by its Netflix debut on Dec. 6.
The Related Press contributed to this report.