Scarlett Johansson, who has been nominated for an Academy Award twice, landed her first paid acting job on a sketch for Late Night with Conan O’Brien when she was just nine years old. The segment was taped for the March 15, 1994 episode and featured the former child star as spelling bee champion Sarah Hughes. Despite misspelling words such as lugubrious, sesquicentennial, and andaology, Sarah is praised in the sketch.
Adorable! Scarlett Johansson, who has been nominated for an Oscar twice, landed her “first real paying acting job” at the tender age of nine when she appeared in a sketch on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. This caused Conan’s faithful sidekick, Andy Richter, to be booed and hissed at by the audience, who were obviously in on the joke. Conan, the 58-year-old talk show host, then asked the fourth-grader if she would like to be his sidekick for the remainder of the show, which delighted her. O’Brien complimented Scarlett, saying “you’re terrific.” Scarlett appeared on four more episodes of Conan’s show, including one in 2003 where she talked about her “embarrassing acting moment.”
Let’s take a trip down memory lane! This now 36-year-old celebrity who rose to fame as a child star had her first television appearance as the victorious spelling bee champ, Sarah Hughes, in a segment that was recorded for the March 15, 1994 episode.
Whoopsie daisy! Sarah seems to be getting all the praise even though she’s misspelling practically every word she tries to spell, from lugubrious and sesquicentennial to andaology.
Conan’s faithful companion Andy Richter is clearly annoyed when he hears the words “I hate to seem like a jerk” from his boss. The studio audience is aware of the humorous situation and responds with hisses and boos.
The host of the talk show, who is 58 years old, asked a woman named Sarah if she wanted to be his sidekick for the remainder of the show in an attempt to cheer her up. The woman then remembered a big redheaded man from her past and how he gave her a signed picture after the show because she was his biggest fan. The woman’s first acting job was at the age of eight in Playwrights Horizons’ stage production of Sophistry at the Studio Theater in 1993. The play also featured actors such as Ethan Hawke, Calista Flockhart, Anthony Rapp, and Steve Zahn.
O’Brien flashed a smile when the fourth-grader showed interest in becoming his sidekick, saying “You’re amazing!”
One incident that stands out to Scarlett is when she appeared on Conan’s talk show and met a tall, redheaded man. She later returned to the show four more times, one of which was in 2003 where she discussed an embarrassing acting moment.
Johansson fondly remembers meeting Andy, who was overjoyed to find out she was his biggest fan. He even gave her a signed picture which she still cherishes today. Scarlett’s acting career took off after appearing in several movies, such as North, Manny Lo, The Horse Whisperer, and Ghost World. However, it was her breakthrough performance in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation in 2003 that catapulted her to stardom. Over the years, Johansson has earned numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, Independent Spirit Award, honorary César Award, and MTV Generation Award. On June 29th, Scarlett’s husband of eight months and SNL head writer, Colin Jost, turns 39 years old, and his memoir A Very Punchable Face is set to release on July 14th.
With a combination of determination and good fortune, this New York-born actress secured roles in various films such as North, Manny Lo, The Horse Whisperer, and Ghost World. However, it was her performance in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation in 2003, alongside Bill Murray, that truly propelled her into the spotlight.
Respected: Scarlett achieved numerous accolades throughout her career, such as the Tony Award, Independent Spirit Award, honorary César Award, and MTV Generation Award (pictured on May 16th).
Scarlett Johansson’s husband, SNL head writer Colin Jost, will be celebrating his 39th birthday on June 29. Coincidentally, Colin’s memoir titled “A Very Punchable Face” will hit the shelves on July 14. Meanwhile, Scarlett is set to reprise her role as former KGB assassin Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Comics Universe’s prequel, Black Widow. This $200M-budget film is set to hit UK theaters on July 7 and US theaters on July 9, and it marks Scarlett’s first solo film in the franchise. Apart from Scarlett, Black Widow features renowned actors such as Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, William Hurt, and Ray Winstone.