Scarlett Johansson In Lucy: Break The Dumb Blonde Stereotype In Cinema

Leela Adwani |Oct 01, 2020

Being the highest-paid actress in the world, Johansson has never disappointed her audience with her top-notch performance. See her different looks in Lucy (2014).

Other than making it big with the superhero avatar in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson also proved her acting mettle with several different roles. Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (2014) is one of them. The science fiction action drama is one of the most successful films in the acting career of the actress.

See how Scarlett Johansson changes your thinking about the blonde image in cinema

Portraying the titular character, Johansson steps into the shoes of a woman who has psychokinetic abilities as she has to absorb a nootropic drug into her bloodstream. Releasing on 25 July 2014, the film soon took the whole world by storm and became one of the biggest blockbusters of the year with $463 million in the collection. The film was shot in several locations including Taipei, New York City, and Paris. Besides Scarlett Johansson, the film also features Morgan Freeman, South Korean actor Choi Min-Sik, and Amr Waked in other important roles.

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy is a completely different image that we usually see in the actress

The praise was most given for the themes, visuals, and especially the lead’s performance. The appearance of Johansson in the film was way too impressive that might be stick on our mind forever. In a nutshell, the movie centers on the story of a young woman named Lucy. She is unfortunately abducted by an underworld gang in Taipei where she is studying. Lucy is forced to carry a bag full of drugs inside her abdomen. However, the bag bursts because she’s hit by two men and the drugs then give her access to 90% part of her brain that almost of us can’t use. The incident makes her become a superhuman with extraordinary abilities that normal people never have. The idea of the film is that we only use 10% of the brain capacity and we can do any better if we do our best.

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy – role

Lucy Miller is an unwilling drug mule who is accidentally involved in international drug trafficking. Impressed by the discipline of Johansson, director Luc Besson considered her for this role. He stated that she was professional and precise and especially Besson did enjoy the way she talked and discussed the film.

The post of LUCY

Little do we know that Hollywood star Angelina Jolie was widely reported to play the role of Lucy originally but she turned out prior to filming for an unknown reason. Reports had it that she was in serious talks with the director since 2011 to play the lead role in his next.

However, as fate would have it, Scarlett Johansson in Lucy truly created a bang in the film industry.

Scarlett Johansson looks in Lucy

Touted as a sexy icon in the film industry, we usually Scarlett in the girly looks, Scarlett Johansson in Lucy look is much stronger and tougher. Talking about her haircut in the film, we will see her in two different styles.

The avatar of Lucy is changed from the beginning to the end

We mainly see her in the blonde looks but with different shades from an innocent student to a woman with a superpower.

Sweet image of a bubble tea girl in the beginning

In the beginning, our main character appears with a sweet look with a body-hugging mini-dress mixed with a leopard print shirt outside. Holding a cup of bubble tea, the young student Lucy doesn’t the first thing that tragically will happen next to her life.

Lucy in the room of the Korean gangster

In the next action-packed sequences, Scarlett Johansson can be seen in a simple look with a basic white tee along with jeans.

Lucy with a basic tee and hospital patient uniform

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The final look of Scarlett Johansson in Lucy is when she comes to Paris to meet the world-famous scientist Professor Norman who is conducting research on the evolution of the human brain. Lucy now wears a no-sleeve black dress.

Lucy meets Professor Norman in Paris

Especially, Lucy stuns anyone with her different look with black hair at the airport scene. Not only does she look strange with this hair tone but also the above the eyebrow bang.

The unfamiliar look of Scarlett Johansson in Lucy

Scarlett Johansson’s performance in Lucy

Being the highest-paid actress in the world, Johansson has never disappointed her audience with her top-notch performance. Even though the narrative of the film about the human brain capacity stirred up a storm of controversies, her performance was excellent as always. Scarlett Johansson in Lucy could command her scenes and that made her become everyone’s favorite performer who is able to adapt and prevail in any genre.

It goes without saying that Scarlett Johansson in Lucy pulled out all the stops with the movie which is packed with a lot of plot holes, amazing action, and stumbling logic that are bound to make your head fully spin. All in all, the performance of the actress in the film deserves to be called the year’s favorite science-fiction guilty pleasure.

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