Two-time Oscar-nominee Samantha Morton was originally cast as a sentient operation system named Samantha (coincidence?) in Spike Jonze's Her (2013), but was later dropped in favor of Scarlett Johansson. Spike chatted with The Daily Beast and opened up about the decision to sever ties with the Brit. He said, "Originally, Samantha Morton was playing the role and she was on set. [Joaquin] was speaking to Samantha Morton the entire time — she was in his ear, in another room, and he was in her ear. Samantha is a big part of the movie because she was with us, and gave Joaquin so much and gave the movie so much. And then in post is when we decided that what we did wasn't working, and we ended up recasting with Scarlett [Johansson]."