Scarlett Johansson received a less than warm welcome at the Venice film festival.
During the Venice film festivals, audiences are known for giving standing ovations to movie premieres. However, Scarlett Johansson had a different experience in 2013 when her film was met with boos at the oldest film festival. Artistic director Alberto Barbera revealed that the hooting from attendees almost made her cry. Despite this negative reception, he reassured her that the film would be recognized in time, which is exactly what happened. The following year, Scarlett shared that she felt exposed and shocked by the cheering and booing that occurred. While her director, Jonathan Glazer, was thrilled with the audience’s reaction, Scarlett found it strange and unusual. The movie, Under the Skin, directed by Glazer, features Scarlett as an alien trying to integrate into Scottish society while targeting Scottish men. Today, the film is considered a cult classic.