Could It Be Her Voice? Why Scarlett Johansson’s Voice Makes Samantha Seem Human

Early in the movie Her, writer Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) has a conversation with his new Operating System, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), for the first time. Just moments into the conversation, Theodore expresses amazement: “You seem like a person – but you’re just a voice in a computer.” Indeed, Samantha exists only as a voice in Theodore’s ear [...]