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WATCH: Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer Talk the Mysteries of 'Under the Skin' in New Featurette

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 10, 2014 at 5:45PM

Ahead of the film's expansion this weekend, an illuminating new "Under the Skin" featurette has landed. Watch as Jonathan Glazer talks the evolution of the story, loosely based on Michel Faber's novel, from script to screen, and Scarlett Johansson talks getting into her character, an alien succubus in human guise who preys on single men in Scotland.
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'Under the Skin'
'Under the Skin'

Ahead of the film's expansion this weekend, an illuminating new "Under the Skin" featurette has landed. Watch as Jonathan Glazer talks the evolution of the story, loosely based on Michel Faber's novel, from script to screen, and Scarlett Johansson talks getting into her character, an alien succubus in human guise who preys on single men in Scotland.

Considering the film's arthouse appeal and elusive structure, "Under the Skin" performed surprisingly well at the box office last weekend. Read our review, and our interviews with Glazer and composer Mica Levi.

This article is related to: Under the Skin, Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Glazer, Video


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