London: Lost in Translation star Scarlett Johansson says she is keen to direct a film.
The 27-year-old actress has been working on her own feature film for years, and is keen challenge herself,
"I would like to direct a feature. I've been developing it for years. It's good. I just want to work on stuff that's
challenging to me, physically, emotionally. I don't want to do anything that doesn't scare me a little bit," Johansson said.
The Avengers actress is looking to play established characters in future movies, and she has her sights set on
portraying silent film star Norma Desmond in a remake of 1950 movie Sunset Boulevard.
"As I get older I sort of see that I'm able to kind of move away from characters that are transitional. I'm now
looking at characters - women - that are established and are where they are because of where they came from and have a
background."Actors are always asked to do things that are absolutely ludicrous, whether you're rappelling down the side of a
building or crawling through the woods or fulfilling yourself emotionally. I want to play Norma Desmond in
Sunset Boulevard someday. But I need a couple more years," she added.
Story first published:
April 02, 2012 09:42 IST