Scarlett Johannson enjoys Sleazy night out in Glasgow

Scarlett Johannson has been making the most of her time in Glasgow, visiting a host of bars and restaurants and mingling with the locals.

The movie star’s latest venture into the city saw her stop off at Sauchiehall Street’s Nice N Sleazy bar – a popular student hang out and music venue.

Sleazys, which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, is no stranger to bands like Franz Ferdinand and Paisley boy Paolo Nutini enjoying a pint or two at the bar, but there’s never been anyone quite as famous as Scarlett through the doors.

A source told Scotsman.com: “She has been at all of the pubs and shops in the area over the last few weeks.

“She was in for a couple of hours and had a few drinks last night.”

Yesterday, Nice N Sleazy staff Tweeted: “Ok so we are all calming down finally from Scarlett Johansson visiting the pub!!!!!”

A few weeks ago, Scarlett was also spotted tucking into a late night meal at Café Gandolfi, in the Merchant City.

26 year old Johansson is in town filming sci-fi blockbuster Under The Skin, which is adapted from the novel by Dutch author Michel Faber, who lives in the Black Isle.

Last week, the movie brought the Highlands to a standstill when the A82 at Glencoe was shut for ten-minute periods on several occasions as filming took place.

Under the Skin tells of an alien who seduces and picks up hitchhikers in the Highlands in order to harvest their body parts. The cast and crew have been filming on various locations throughout Scotland.

The alien flick is the latest in a growing list of Hollywood blockbusters to be shot in Scotland. This summer, Glasgow played host to Brad Pitt and hundreds of zombies for World War Z.

Halle Berry was then in town to film Cloud Atlas and it was recently announced that scenes for the forthcoming Bond movie, Skyfall, will be shot at Duntrune Castle, near Lochgilphead in Argyll.

stv.tv caught up with Gillian Berrie, co-director of Sigma Films and founder of Film City Glasgow, at the Scottish Style Awards, where she discussed the rise in Scotland’s importance to the film industry.

“In Scotland in the last ten years we’ve worked very hard to create a film community and a film industry with Film City Glasgow, and a couple of years ago my policy was ‘if you build it they will come’, however they’re here already.

“We’ve had Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and now we’ve got Scarlett Johannson. All we need now is the film studio: we just need somewhere to put them. I think within in the next year or so, it should finally become a reality.”

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