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Scarlett Johansson: 'I have no interest in playing Marilyn Monroe'

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Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she has "no interest" in playing Marilyn Monroe in a biopic.

Johansson is often compared to the iconic sex symbol, and was reportedly in the lead to portray Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, a role which was eventually offered to Michelle Williams.

"There's a lot there to explore, and I like to watch other people do it, but I have no interest," Johansson told USA Today.

"It's lovely to be compared to somebody as sort of effervescent and charming and fragile and I think kind of an underrated actor, really... you know, beautiful and everything. But it's never been one for me."

Johansson can be seen next as a zookeeper in Cameron Crowe's family drama We Bought a Zoo opposite Matt Damon, in which she also shared her joy in not spending many hours in the make-up chair.

"I was just happy that Matt and I spent about the same amount of time in the make-up chair," she shared. "It's the only time that's ever happened in my life, that my leading man and I came out at the same time."

Watch the trailer of We Bought a Zoo below:

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