Johansson Defends Director Bay's Reputation

Movie actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON has defended her THE ISLAND director MICHAEL BAY, insisting his reputation for being demanding on set is largely unfounded.

The 20-year-old stars opposite EWAN McGREGOR in Bay's latest blockbuster, and had beforehand prepared herself to put up with being ordered around by the film-maker.

She tells British magazine Empire, "Michael has never screamed at me. If he did, I would probably scream back.

"I found Michael to be very reasonable with us. He's never made me do anything I didn't want to. He's been very thoughtful about the fact Ewan and I are not stunt people.

"He's certainly demanding of the crew. He's somebody who knows what he wants."

08/08/2005 03:06

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Tags: Scarlett Johansson - The Island - Michael Bay - Ewan McGregor


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