Scarlett Johansson Denies Being Up For Role As Hillary Clinton

June 13th, 2013 12:15 PM

That's two famous actresses that have now denied being up for the part of a young Hillary Clinton in the upcoming biopic "Rodham."

After Jessica Chastain's denial earlier this month, Scarlett Johansson has also come out saying she's never been contacted about the part or seen a script.

"Scarlett has never been asked to do this film," a representative for the actress told HuffPost Entertainment. "She hasn't been approached about it nor seen a script. It's a total fabrication."

NewsBusters reported last month that Britain's Independent claimed Johansson, Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Amanda Seyfried were all being considered.

Chastain denied this during a conversation with journalists at the Sound of Change concert in London.

Now with Johansson also denying it, one has to wonder who's floating these bogus rumors.

On a related note, The Hollywood Reporter revealed Tuesday that Carey Mulligan passed on the opportunity to play Clinton.

Makes you wonder why these top actresses don't want to play the former first lady.

Might it be perceived as too political and therefore harmful to their careers?