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Colin Jost Reveals What He Thought of Scarlett Johansson When They First Met in 2006

Colin Jost Reveals What He Thought of Scarlett Johansson When They First Met in 2006

Colin Jost wrote a book, “A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir,” and spoke about the first time he met his future fiancee Scarlett Johansson back in 2006, which was his first year writing for Saturday Night Live.

“I got eight sketches on the show my first year, including one cold open and a parody of MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen, starring first-time host Scarlett Johansson,” he wrote (via E! News). “She has just turned 20 and I was 23, but in terms of status and maturing she was here [holds hand above head] and I was here [ holds hand one inch off ground]. She claims that she remembers thinking I was ‘cute,’ but I know what I looked like and that’s not the word I would have used. (‘Shaggy’ would have been generous. ‘Slovenly,’ more accurate).”

He said she had “a grace and a smile that I’ve still never seen in any other human.”

He doesn’t remember too much about the sketch she performed that he wrote, but did say, “The only line I remember from the sketch is when Scarlett’s bratty character says, ‘This party is literally worse than the Holocaust.’ That was my Shakespearean sonnet for the woman I would one day fall in love with.”

And he’d love to one day have kids!

Colin wrote, “I’ve even woken up on a Sunday after a show and thought, ‘I would love to be raising a baby right now!’ Which is a far cry from when I used to wake up on a Sunday and think, ‘Can I make it to the bathroom, or should I just puke on this plant?’”

Find out what Colin recently blamed Scarlett for!

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