Most actors-turned-Broadway-stars cannot handle the stage. It’s a reality that theater critics have to deal with. Theater and musical producers usually employ a known Hollywood celebrity for one purpose—to sell more tickets. But do they do a good job? Not really (hello, Ashlee).
When I heard thumbs-up reviews for Scarlett Johansson’s A View From The Bridge, I was pleasantly surprised. If you believe the critics’ reviews, then Scarlett’s acting skills helped bring justice to Arthur Miller’s drama.
“It is the siren call of Catherine’s beauty that drives what Miller intended as a twentieth century American update of an ancient Greek tragedy, the story of a man who loves his niece in the wrong way, and it is the lure of Scarlett Johansson on the stage that makes A View From The Bridge worth seeing,” wrote theater critic Jonathan Mandel.