They are an unlikely duo, but Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber are co-workers on the new Broadway play titled A View from the Bridge. But most importantly these two peeps went ahead and got their booties together to pose for the Time Out New York cover. Read more about the ScarJo and Liev interview after the jump.
Check out some of the highlights from the Time Out New York interview below as Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schrieber have a three way chat with the magazine.
TONY (Time Out New York): Scarlett, what would you really like to know about Liev?
Johansson: Actually, I don’t know much about Liev. I don’t know where you grew up, if you have any brothers or sisters, what your parents did… I don’t know anything. Honestly, it’s, like, the last thing on my mind. I don’t know anything about the cast. I don’t know that I want to know anything about them. Which is probably pretty rude. [Laughs]
TONY: So do you look at Liev and just think of his character, Eddie? A scary, incestuous curmudgeon?
Johansson: Oh that ol’ Eddie. [Laughs] No, it’s not that we’re working in some Method way. It’s just that Liev is…a mysterious character. It’s nice to keep it that way.
TONY: Liev, do you feel the same way?
Schreiber: What I love about actors is that they hurtle themselves into relationships without any baggage. There’s something unique about us. We work very intimately, very quickly, without a lot of backstory. It’s just the way we are. I’m sure it makes for a lot of neuroses—three-month relationships and then you never see each other again. But there’s something kind of fantastic about the period when you’re working together so intimately. And none of the other shit matters.
Johansson: It’s funny. You end up learning about people in such an intimate way. You feel what they’re feeling, you see the changes in their face, how they react to things, and you’re so vulnerable to them.
TONY: Scarlett, a lot of movie actors who try theater get destroyed by critics. Are you concerned about being raked over the coals?
Johansson: The only thing that worries me about that is that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to work again. I’ve been praised, criticized and dragged through the dirt for 17 years. It would be heartbreaking, but what else can I do? Not go there?
Schreiber: That is really the heart of it. Once you get past all the hurt feelings and the ego, the truth is you just want to keep working.
Johansson: What else do we have? What, would we open a bakery? [Laughs]
Schreiber: It’s like the silly actor games: If you’re not prepared to make a complete jackass of yourself, in front of not only the audience but also the actors, then you’re not worth the money they paid to get into the theater.
Source: Time Out New York