12 February 2013 12:01 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

By CBS News

Imagine sitting down in a movie theater to see Les Miserables, and seeing Scarlett Johansson sing I Dreamed a Dream. It could have happened -- the actress says she auditioned to play Fantine in the Oscar-nominated musical.

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In an interview with Broadway.com, Johansson confirmed she had been up for the part: "Yes, I did [audition]. I sang my little heart out."

When asked if auditioning to play Fantine was terrifying, she replied: "No, are you kidding? The jazz hands kid inside me was just over the moon!"

But, she added, "I auditioned with laryngitis. I did everything I could to, like, not have laryngitis."

The role of Fantine eventually went to Anne Hathaway, who is now considered the frontrunner to win the best supporting actress Oscar at the Academy Awards.

Johansson, for her part, says she has no hard feelings about losing out on the part.

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