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    “I Needed Him Very Much”: New Mom Scarlett Johansson Relied On Jason Schwartzman For Comfort On ‘Asteroid City’ Set

    After ‘French Dispatch,’ Wes Anderson returns with another star-studded cast in ‘Asteroid City.’ Fans look forward to a Wes Anderson film for its artistic beauty and the variety of A-listers rounding out the cast. With ‘Asteroid City,’ Scarlett Johansson joins Anderson’s island of misfit toys.

    Scarlett Johansson, who recently spoke about losing the chance to star in ‘Gravity,’ was present at Anderson’s set only eight weeks after giving birth. She wasn’t in the best frame of mind, but thanks to her understanding co-star, her time on set wasn’t as stressful as it could have been.

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    Scarlett Johansson Praises ‘Asteroid City’ Co-Star Jason Schwartzman

    Scarlett Johansson in ‘Asteroid City’

    Pulling out wasn’t an option for Scarlett Johansson. Having already poured everything into preparation, she got to the set like a true professional. Talking to EW, she told the outlet that her co-star Jason Schwartzman helped her get through the straining shoot of ‘Asteroid City.’ She praised his support and talked about his excellence as an actor.

    Scarlett Johansson told the outlet, “Jason was so helpful. It was just so quick, and also I had a little baby, so there was a lot going on. My brain was mostly functioning, but he would help me run lines at any moment. He was constantly present and supportive, and I needed him very much. I would say, ‘Please don’t go too far away from me.’ I was trying to stay alert, but he was just great. We work very similarly.”

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    ‘Asteroid City’ To Debut At 2023 Cannes Film Festival

    'Asteroid City' will debut at Cannes Film Festival 2023
    ‘Asteroid City’ will debut at Cannes Film Festival 2023

    Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ has been selected to premiere in the ‘In Competition’ category at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Scarlett Johansson plays Midge Campbell, an actress who takes a liking to Augie Steenback (Jason Schwartzman). She told EW her character is inspired by Bette Davis. Written and directed by Wes Anderson, ‘Asteroid City’ is set at a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention in an American desert town circa 1955. It gets interrupted by world-changing events.

    The film also stars Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Steve Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan, and Jeff Goldblum. It has a theatrical release date of June 23, 2023.

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    Shaurya Thakur
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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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