'Violently Ill' Scarlett Johansson Unable to Accept Film Festival Award with Costar Adam Driver

PEOPLE.com | 1/19/2020 | Staff
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Scarlett Johansson was too sick to attend the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday evening.

The 35-year-old actress and her Marriage Story costar Adam Driver were honored together at the festival for the outstanding performers of the year award. SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling accepted the award and read a note to the audience on Johansson’s behalf, ET Canada and Noozhawk reported.

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“I am so saddened that I can not be here with you this evening. An hour-and-a-half ago, I became violently ill right as I was about to leave the Miramar Hotel for the theater,” Durling said, reading Johansson’s statement. “I was so looking forward to accepting this incredible honor in person, and to not be here on stage with Adam is deeply disappointing, to say the least.”

Driver, 36, also delivered a speech to the audience.

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“Acting to me is many things. It’s a craft. It’s a political act,” he said. “Unfortunately, it’s a business, and it’s a service. I think acting is a service industry. I’m there in service of the director, the actors...
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