Turns out, being married to a “Saturday Night Live” star isn’t all it’s meant to be – if you want to watch the show without panicking, of course.
Scarlett Johansson, who is married to “SNL” chief writer and actor Colin Jost, told Kelly Clarkson on her daytime talk show Wednesday that it was difficult for her to tune in to the show. nowadays, given that she has such a personal connection to her.
“Now, I rarely watch the show without just feeling a sense of non-overwhelming panic, just like a disappointing slight panic,” the “Black Widow” actor told Clarkson as the singer and audience laughed.
“Because I have the feeling that at any moment something is going to collapse,” she added. “And that’s the excitement of ‘SNL’ for all audiences, isn’t it? Is it absolutely live.
“But when you’re emotionally invested in it and not just entertained, it takes on a little different life,” Johansson explained.
Johansson and Jost initially connected via the late night comedy show in 2006, when the actor hosted and Jost was still a new writer. The two collaborated on a sketch together and the actor made a strong impression on the comedian although it didn’t go any further at the time.
“I remember she was beautiful, smart, gentle and intimidatingly sophisticated,” Jost wrote of his wife in her memoir. “And she had a grace and a smile that I haven’t seen in any other human before.”
“She claims she remembers thinking I was ‘cute’, but I know what I looked like and that’s not the word I would have used,” Jost joked, describing her look to the era like “shaggy”.
Although Johansson would marry and divorce actor Ryan Reynolds and journalist Romain Dauriac, she then reconnected with Jost when she hosted “SNL” again in 2017 for the fifth time.
The two dated for three years before tying the knot in October 2020 and revealing their new nuptials on the Meals On Wheels America Instagram. The ad showed a photo of the Staten Island ferry (where Jost is from) and cheekily declared the couple “Jost Married”.
The couple, affectionately known as “ScarJo”, are reportedly expecting their first child together. Johansson also has a 6-year-old daughter named Rose with her second husband.
Jost had previously shared in his memoir that he was thrilled to be starting a family, but wanted to wait until after he left “SNL”.
“It’s definitely not a great place to work while you are raising a family or having a healthy relationship,” Jost wrote in his memoir. “In terms of ‘family-friendly jobs’, ‘SNL’ sits somewhere between the long-haul truck driver and the Somali hacker.”
“I even woke up on a Sunday after a show and thought, ‘I’d love to be raising a baby right now!’ “, he added. “Which is a long way from the time when I would wake up on a Sunday and say to myself, ‘Can I go to the bathroom or should I just throw up on this plant? “”
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