Sometimes it’s difficult to watch an American actress don an accent that is not her own, because you can’t forget … that’s Scarlett Johannson. Well, that is not the case in the film adaptation of Michael Faber’s novel Under the Skin, directed by English filmmaker Jonathan Glazer.
There is so much going on in the trailer, that Johannson’s handling of a British accent is last on the list of things to look strongly at. Johannson portrays a mysterious woman who seduces men to come back to her abode in Northern Scotland, and it’s not necessarily for s-e-x. In the trailer, her taxi driver goes home with her but rather ending up in bed, he finds himself swimming chin-deep in a Marmite-like gel as Johannson calls for him pleadingly, “Come to me. Come to me.” We imagine him doggy paddling and thinking, “I am. I am. But, I’ve found myself swimming in goo.”
We don’t want to give too much away about Johannson’s character, but there’s definitely more to her than a horned-up woman looking for love in public places.
The trailer is quite intriguing and leaves us wanting more. You can watch here:
Under the Skin hits theaters on April 4.
Oh, back to her accent.
What did you think of Johannson’s take on a British accent?