British actor Tom Wilkinson is amazed at the wealth of Hollywood's younger stars such as SCARLETT JOHANSSON - because it was a different story when he started his career.

The 57-year-old star, who starred alongside Johansson in GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING two years ago (03), still can't believe the sexy blonde, who is 21 this year, is already a millionaire. Wilkinson, on the other hand, was struggling with a poorly paid life in the theatre when he was her age.

He says, "It's incredible to think that someone like Scarlett must be a millionairess. When I was 21, I had what I had in my pockets and that was it.

"Sometimes I think it would have been nice to have driven around in a Maserati when I was 25."

06/05/2005 17:06