Scarlett Johansson’s Marriage Story is all set to hit the silver screens in November. But did you know there lies an interesting story behind Scarlett choosing the film? Apparently, Johansson was dealing with some deep marital issues of her own while she was doing this movie. It’s not very often that we see real-life imitating reel life, not at least in the movie world. So it’d be definitely interesting to watch ScarJo playing the part and all her emotions and expressions she’d put in there! Sharing the story, Scarlett said:
I was actually going through a divorce. I didn’t know what we were going to talk about…I just kind of blew into the room, ordered a glass of white wine and started complaining (about the split). And he was just listening and very attentive. And then he kind of cut it short and said, ‘Funny you should mention it’.
Noah Baumbach (movie’s director) added then, “This is probably a project…that you are either going to really want to do, or not.” Scarlett took up the project anyway considering it ‘fate’. She said:
It felt sort of fated in a way. It was an experience to share with him and have him share with me. And it somehow came at just the right time.
At that time, the Black Widow actress was married to the French journalist Dauriac. Their rather short marriage ran through late 2014 up till late 2017. The former couple also has a daughter together, named Rose.