Scarlett Johansson Wants To Move Away From Playing The Ingenue

12/14/2011 01:51 pm ET | Updated Dec 14, 2011

Scarlett Johansson is one of those actresses where separating her drop dead gorgeous looks from her acting ability is darn near impossible -- especially this year.

In addition to that phone-hacking mess, David Fincher revealed to Vogue that the actress was a contender for the lead role in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" but, ultimately, ScarJo was deemed too sexy.

Now she's sharing the big screen with Matt Damon in Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo." She revealed to NYMag that this isn't the only Crowe role she had eyed -- she had also audition for "Almost Famous." (There's no way it's as cute as her audition tape for "Jumanji.")

The actress also told the magazine that ultimately she's hoping to transition out of her sexpot image.

"I think that as I get older, I’m now looking at roles that move away from that kind of ingénue mold and are more based on women that are experienced and have had life before the point you find them in. That’s refreshing for me. It’s nice to be able to kind of transition into that. I feel like for me, right now, I don’t wanna take on any roles that aren’t challenging in some way. I never wanna play something I’ve done before. I wanna be able to just have everything be hard in some way. Otherwise, what’s the point?"


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