Scarlett Johansson missed out on the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet premiere of her new Woody Allen Film " Vicky Cristina Barcelona" due to her diva demands. The actress wanted the studio to foot the bill for an expensive hair and make-up team so they left ScarJo in New York City.
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" stars Penelope Cruz and Oscar winner Javier Bardem. The film has caused a buzz in the states because of racy love scenes between co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz.
Scarlett Johansson has a steamy lesbian sex scene with Penelope Cruz in Woody Allen's upcoming "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." A source tells us: "It is also extremely erotic. People will be blown away and even shocked. Penelope and Scarlett go at it in a red-tinted photography dark room, and it will leave the audience gasping." The women later have a threesome with Javier Bardem, who plays Cruz's husband. The film also stars Patricia Clarkson, Rebecca Hall, Kevin Dunn and Chris Messina.source
Penelope Cruz looked beautiful on the red carpet wearing a Marchesa gown.
We can't wait to see the pairing of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The real life couple steamed up the screen in the Spanish film Jamon Jamon. The Hollywood Reporter has a movie review of Vicky from Cannes. We've noticed Woody Allen has gone very European lately with his films. We hope that Spanish actors Cruz and Bardem team up again with famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.
Has anybody noticed that Scarlett Johansson is becoming the new Diane Keaton? "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is ScarJo's third collaboration with the veteran director. Scarlett Johansson also starred in the Woody Allen films "Matchpoint" and "Scoop".
Scarlett Johansson was left at home in New York after a film studio refused to pay for the star's bloated demands to attend the Cannes Film Festival to launch Woody Allen's latest movie.
Penelope Cruz and Rebecca Hall, her co-stars in the film 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', soaked up all the glory from crowds as they ascended the fabled red carpet of Cannes.
It must have been pretty galling for Johansson, 23, when reports trickled back to the U.S. about the ten minute standing ovation the film received Saturday night after the black-tie audience saw the film.
It also stars Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, who couldn't make the film's gala for personal family reasons.
However, no one burst into tears because Johansson was absent.
"Nobody cared she wasn't there", snapped a prominent New York socialite as she noted, approvingly, that Cruz looked stunning in a low-cut gown designed by Marquesa while Hall, daughter of theatre legend Sir Peter Hall, was sparkling in a tumbling silk creation by Alberto Ferretti.
"The movie belonged to Penelope and Rebecca anyway with great help from Javier," the socialite added.
The French branch of Warner Brothers Films, distributers of Vicky Cristina Barcelona in France, had spent weeks negotiating with Johansson's representatives about flying her to Cannes.
They were willing, and happy, to pay for flights, hotel, provide a limousine, arrange for designers to show her gowns and for her to share hair and make-up designers with Cruz and Hall.
However, Johansson demanded her own exclusive make-up consultant at a cost of 5,000 Euros a day, which was felt a tad too much for a four day trip where looking after the star's tresses and powdering her nose would cost a total of 20,000 Euros.
Then there was the problem over an hotel.
The film's director and his leading ladies were delighted to be staying in the centre of Cannes to make it easier for them to attend screenings, public events and to do interviews for TV and press.
Johansson wanted to be at an hotel way out in the sticks, some 25 to 30 miles away. source