Washington, Feb 20 : Natalie Portman told bosses of her new movie 'The Other Boleyn Girl' that the only way they would get her to star in the pic, would be if they got Scarlett Johansson to act alongside her.
Natalie was at first reluctant to act in the movie that documents the relationship between British monarch Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn.
However, she relented after the producers met her request that Johansson be offered a part.
"I read the script and loved it and came on as Anne, and I was like, 'I will only do it if Scarlett does it,' because I have just loved her for so long, since we were kids," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"She's so true always and so good, and you just never get the chance to work with someone your own age that you so admire. This was such a great, great chance (to do that)," she added.
Meanwhile, rumours are going around that Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are no longer seeing one another.
The rumours started after it was noted that the couple has not spent more than one day in the same city for a long time.