Scarlett Johansson wants to be a film director

The "Don Jon" star doesn't want to devote her life to acting.
Posted By Veronica Linares   |   Jan. 2, 2014 at 8:23 AM   |   0 comments

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Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson is ready to go in a different direction in the movie business.

The BAFTA Award-winning actress explained she wanted to be diverse as an artist and not devote her entire life to acting.

''I want to get into directing and I will at some point. I already bought the rights to some books," she said. "I'm in a point at my life where I'm sure of my choices and I'm interested in so many different things. I love art and galleries and music.''

Johansson, who released her first solo album Anywhere I Lay My Head in 2009, says she intends to return to music before she begins her role behind the camera.

''I formed an all-girl band The One and Only Singles, it's something that I've always loved. I had so many different interests growing up, I used to go around Greenwich Village, back when it wasn't popular or cool, and just browse around in libraries and theatres, and then I started acting. The only thing I regret is not having gone to college. The reason I live in New York, far from Hollywood, is because I need to feel a city around me.''

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