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Scarlett hits back at Tony Award critics

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Published: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 16:10 [IST]

London (ANI): Scarlett Johansson insists that she deserved to win the Tony Award for Best Actress just as much as the classically-trained actresses she was up against. Theatre snobs in New York publicly insisted she wasn't a worthy victor, suggesting she was only hired to attract film fans.

"I pounded the pavement for years and I know what it's like to struggle as an actor... So, I totally understand the frustration there," The Daily Express quoted the star as telling BroadwayWorld.com. "A lot of my friends, who are struggling actors, are going through the same thing. But I can't apologise for it. I have worked my a** off to get to where I am, so I understand that struggle.

"For me, it's more about hiring the right person for the job. You know, who fits that description. If somebody is cast because they are a name but they're not right for the job, well, it's very frustrating. I see that. As an actor, you're trying to get one foot in," she added.

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