Scarlett Johansson may be regarded as one of the most beautiful stars, but it's her voice that really commands attention. Husky, deep, and perfectly raspy, it has the uncanny ability to transfix audiences, and even carry an entire film (see: Her, Spike Jonze's 2013 science fiction comedy-drama where she stars as a computer operating system, but doesn't appear onscreen). Now, the actress is lending her vocal chops to Lewis Carroll's enduring classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, available exclusively on Audible, for the delight of children everywhere (and parents who can take five at bedtime).
In the clip, Johansson reads the parts of both Alice and the Duchess—an antagonist of The Queen of Hearts with an "uncomfortably sharp chin" whose house she randomly stumbles upon—and the two engage in a deep discussion about morals. "Be what you would seem to be," she advises. "Or, if you'd like it put more simply, never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were—or might have been—was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise." You follow, right?
Get captivated by the snippet below, and head to audible.com/alice to download the full audiobook.