Scarlett Johansson jokingly swore at her husband Colin Jost after he dumped a bowl of green slime over her at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 16. The actress was in the middle of accepting her special Generation Award for a pre-taped speech when the moment happened.
Clutching her bucket of golden popcorn, the 36-year-old looked glam and poised as she thanked her fans. Just as she was sharing a “sneak peek” of her new movie, her husband walked into the shot, wearing a white T-shirt and holding a red bowl.
The actress and the Saturday Night Live star, who is 5'4'' tall, played the moment up for laughs and she pretended to be stunned, and then highly annoyed as you can see in the clip above. “What the f***?” she asked. “MTV, you got slimed,” he said.
“That’s Nickelodeon,” she clapped back, wiping away the green mess as he grabbed a towel. Eventually, after he tried to calm her down by saying that he loves her, Scarlett barked back, “Where did you even get this?”
Scarlett Johansson is the latest in a long line of A-listers to be bestowed with the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The mom-of-one was given the special recognition, which has previously been bestowed on an impressive galaxy of stars, including Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Reese Witherspoon.
Scarlett has been a fan favorite for decades. Long before she wowed movie buffs in the Marvel films, she showed off her acting chops in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer. Still in her mid-teens she held her own opposite acting legend Robert Redford.
She’s been knocking out blockbuster hits and critically acclaimed indie titles ever since. Other impressive items on her résumé include Lost In Translation and Marriage Story. But it is as the Black Widow in films like Iron Man 2, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame that she has won the hearts of Marvel comic fans.
Scarlett’s special MTV award is well-timed as she’s due to reprise her role as the popular superhero in the character’s first standalone Black Widow film, which comes out in July. Last year the very private actress also had plenty to celebrate after secretly wedding her longtime love, Saturday Night Live star, Colin Jost.
The marriage is the third for the two-time Oscar nominee. She was married to Ryan Reynolds and Romain Dauriac, with whom she shares a 2 year-old daughter, the baby with the cutest name, Rose Dorothy Dauriac
Scarlett Johansson vs the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
This comes after Scarlett Johansson has spoken out against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, joining a chorus of condemnation from actors, advocacy groups, and studios, including Netflix and Amazon, over the organization’s lack of diversity and transparency.
“As an actor promoting a film, one is expected to participate in awards season by attending press conferences as well as awards shows,” the actress said in a statement. “In the past, this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment.”
“It is the exact reason why I, for many years, refused to participate in their conferences.” Scarlett Johansson continues, “The HFPA is an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition, and the industry followed suit.”
“Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on the importance and strength of unity within our unions and the industry as a whole,” she finished.