- Scarlett Johansson said that Colin Jost didn’t want to read “Black Widow” scripts with her.
- The actress said that the comedian was wary about running lines with her in case spoilers came up.
- “He wanted to know ‘spoiler alert’ before we read lines together,” Johansson said.
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“He doesn’t like any spoilers, though, so I can’t tell him anything. And he doesn’t even pry,” Johansson said during a recent interview on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show.”
The 36-year-old actress said that she and her husband spent time together while filming separate projects in the UK. During that period, he was cautious about reading the “Black Widow” script with Johansson out of fear that plot points would be ruined for him.
“When we were shooting this film in London, Colin was also there shooting ‘Tom & Jerry,’ which worked out great because we were together in the same city for a long time, which is rare,” Johansson said. “If I was in the middle of a big action set piece or sequence or whatever, he was just not wanting to hear anything about it, anything about the details.”
She added: “Of course, he wants to know, ‘How was your day?’ but as soon as it would bleed into, ‘Can you read the scene with [me]?’ he was like, ‘Am I gonna get any spoilers or like … ?’ He wanted to know ‘spoiler alert’ before we read lines together. Can you believe that?”
According to Jost, he and the “Avengers” star first crossed paths when Johansson hosted “SNL” in January 2006.
Johansson recalls things differently, saying that her first memory of interacting with Jost took place when she returned to host the show for the third time in November 2010.
Johansson and Jost reportedly didn’t start dating until 2017, the same year that she hosted “SNL” for the fifth time.
The couple made their first public appearance together in November 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History Gala and went on to accompany each other to other events.
Johansson, who made her Marvel debut in 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” will reprise her role as the assassin Natasha Romanoff in “Black Widow.”
The long-overdue standalone film takes place between the events of “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” picking up with Natasha going on the run from the government after violating the Sokovia Accords in the former film.
“Black Widow” hits theaters and Disney+ (through Premier Access) on Friday, July 9.