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Scarlett Johansson returns to Broadway

Report & Video by Sophie Foster

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has returned to Broadway to star in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

It is the actress' first return to the stage since 2010 when she took on the role of Catherine in A View from the Bridge that won her a Tony Award.

"It's wonderful to be back on Broadway. I am born and raised in New York and grew up just dreaming about some day of treading the boards. It's lovely to be back," she said.

Johansson plays Maggie, a Southern belle who married into a wealthy family to escape poverty, with her co-star Benjamin Walker saying the actress is similar to her character.

"She is so highly intelligent, and so is Maggie. In the same way that Maggie is a real modern woman, so is Scarlett. I really admire her in much the same way that Brick says in the play," he said.

She is reportedly being paid $40,000 a week for the run, which continues until the end of March.


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