Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac just announced their engagement over the weekend, and the notoriously private star is already sharing some details.
Johansson has been busy with both the Venice and Toronto film festivals, yet she saysthe proposal from Romain Dauriac could not have come at a better time.
“My friend was like ‘congrats on timing,’” Johansson told “ET Canada”. ”Things work out the way they do. Maybe it’s better just to get it out the way.”
Johansson and Dauriac went public with their relationship in November 2012. They have not yet set a date for the wedding.
Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Finding Neverland) helmed the production, set within a sweltering upstairs bedroom of a sweeping Mississipi plantation, which began previews Dec. 18, 2012, and officially opened Jan. 17.
It ends its 15-week engagement, as scheduled, having played 34 previews and 84 regular performances. Representatives for the production did not respond to questions regarding whether the production had recouped its investment. Critics offered a mixed response to the revival.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played to 61.7 percent capacity for the week ending March 24, grossing $647,429.
The production, which is the third revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof within a decade, marks Ashford’s directorial debut of a non-musical production on Broadway. He is known for his work on How to Succeed in Business; Promises, Promises; as well as Evita; Curtains; and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Ashford previously staged A Streetcar Named Desire and Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse.
Johansson (A View from the Bridge, “Matchpoint,” “The Avengers”) stars as Maggie opposite Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Brick, with Irish actor Ciaran Hinds (“Game of Thrones,” “Harry Potter”) as Big Daddy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk (Curtains, Redwood Curtain) as Big Mama.
The cast is completed by Emily Bergl (Becky Shaw, “Desperate Housewives”) and Michael Park (Middletown, How to Succeed…) as intrusive kin Mae and Gooper, respectively, with Vin Knight as Reverend Tooker, Brian Reddy as Doctor Baugh, as well as Will Cobbs, Tanya Birl, Jordan Dean, Lance Roberts and Cherene Snow.
“Well, the play is very musical,” Walker told Playbill in a recent interview. “It is music. It is poetry. It is dance. A trap of the play is to let the movement be worn down slow by the Southern heat, but these people really are like a cat on a hot tin roof—screaming, bouncing, constantly jumping in pain. The need for that physicality is something Rob really understands and is brilliant at pulling out of us.”
According to producers, “Big Daddy Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. He is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and his beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point.”
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof was last revived in 2008 with an all-African American cast led by Terrence Howard and Anika Noni Rose. A 2003 revival starred Jason Patric and Ashley Judd. Ben Gazzara and Barbara Bel Geddes originated the central roles of Brick and Maggie, respectively.
It was produced by Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, The Araca Group, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Ruth Hendel, Carl Moellenberg, Scott & Brian Zeilinger, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Scott Rudin.
The Richard Rodgers Theatre is located at 226 West 46th Street. Visit catonahottinroofbroadway.com.
Scarlett Johansson’s boyfriend Romain Dauric has bagged himself one of the hottest stars on the planet so we’re not surprised the French journalist gets jealous when the actress gets attention from other perspective beaus.
The 27-year-old has dated the likes of Sean Penn and even married Ryan Reynolds so we’re not surprised if he’s a little envious when it comes to other guys. According to eye witnesses Dauric “loses his sh**” if men approach ScarJo when he’s with her.
“He will yell at guys to get away from her,” an insider told the New York Daily News. “He looks like he’s going to lose his s—.”
But the ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ star, who is currently on Broadway in the Tennessee Williams play reportedly likes her French man’s fiery passion, with the insider claiming she think it’s “sexy”.
Don’t expect her to head down the aisle anytime soon though, as she recently admitted, marriage isn’t too important to her.
“I got married when I was young and it was incredibly romantic and I liked being married, actually,” she told UK Elle magazine’s February issue.
“But it is different. It’s hard to put into words. To me, being in a functioning relationship doesn’t mean you have to be married.”
Adding: “I never think about marriage. Is that weird? The only time I ever think about it is when people ask me, ‘Would I get married again?’”
Scarlett Johansson’s impressive film career is not going to diminish anytime soon, but when the time comes to take a break, she’s pretty certain of her next move.
The couple have reportedly been enjoying romantic dinner dates…
The Hangover star Bradley Cooper is reportedly dating sexy singleton Scarlett Johansson.
The Hollywood actors have been on a number of dates and are even planning to take a romantic holiday to Mexico together, according to The Sun.
The tabloid reports that the couple were seen having dinner together in the swanky Wolfgang Puck restaurant at Los Angeles’ Hotel Bel-Air last week.
An insider told the paper: “They are very comfortable together and very into each other. Bradley couldn’t keep his eyes off her.
“She knows how to work her charm.”
Bradley, who was named The Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine last year, has previously been linked to a number of gorgeous celebrity ladies, including Jennifer Lopez, Zoe Saldana and Renee Zellweger.
ScarJo, who was once married to Ryan Reynolds, has dated Jared Leto, Benicio del Toro, Josh Hartnett and Sean Penn in the past.