Her (lost Samantha Morton vocal performance from romantic drama film; 2013)

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Status: Lost

Her is a 2013 film starring Joaquin Phoenix directed by Spike Jonze. It tells the story of a man who enters a romantic relationship with his operating system, Samantha. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, which it lost. Jonze, however, did score an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, boosting the film's status.

The role of Samantha was originally given to Samantha Morton'. The entire movie was filmed and recorded using Morton's audio. She was even on set with Joaquin Phoenix, which helped the two actors develop some chemistry.[1] Jonze has a history for making last-minute casting changes, however, a notable example being when he filmed the 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are and fired Michelle Williams who had already done some scenes as one of the monsters. For Her, Jonze felt Morton was not correct for the role.[2] With her blessing, he recast the role of Samantha to Scarlett Johansson and had all of Samantha's dialogue work re-recorded.


The audio has not been released in any way since the film's release. Allegedly, a trailer containing the original audio was leaked online, but it is impossible to find despite what fans of the film have stated. Given Jonze's perfectionism, he may have simply deleted the audio as he found no use for it. Either way, the status of the audio is currently unknown.

See Also

Her (lost original cut of romantic drama film; 2013)


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