By CASSIE CARPENTER
She earned a Tony Award and the best reviews of her career for A View from the Bridge in 2010.
And Scarlett Johansson's return to Broadway as frustrated sexpot Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was just immortalized in a sultry black-and-white poster.
In the moody image, which could easily double as a perfume advert, the 28-year-old movie star is seen reclining with lips parted as her fingers loosen the plunging neckline of her sexy white slip.
The stubborn, pragmatic character of Maggie has already been embodied by a long list of divas - Elizabeth Taylor, Jessica Lange, Kathleen Turner, Ashley Judd, and Anika Noni Rose.
But the four-time Golden Globe nominee, who's revival is currently in previews, doesn't consider her overtly sexy.
'I think her sexuality is often overplayed and over-appreciated. It's such an unimportant part of this story,' the curvy actress recently told the Huffington Post.
'I mean, it comes with the circumstance, of course, and the settling and the words – that's already there. There's no need to drape yourself all over the stage and roll around in a satin sheet.'
The Tennessee Williams' drama, which officially opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on January 17, also stars Benjamin Walker, Ciarán Hinds, and Debra Monk.
Last Tuesday, Scarlett was seen signing autographs outside the theater while clad in a black hat.
The last time she was onstage, Johansson played a very different sort of role - a virginal teenager named Catherine in the Arthur Miller drama.
'I never thought I would do another play after View,' the Match Point starlet told the New York Times. 'I was just so tired. I thought I was just going to become an organic farmer.'
However after her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, the blonde vamp is more interested in playing full grown adults.