Scarlett Johansson Humorously Reveals Colin Jost’s Cameo in ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ Was Contractually Obliged

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Scarlett Johansson shared a humorous anecdote about her husband Colin Jost’s unexpected cameo in her latest film during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Johansson, known for her roles in “Black Widow” and “Lost in Translation,” explained that Colin Jost’s appearance in “Fly Me to the Moon” was less of a voluntary choice and more of a contractual obligation. She joked that their director, Greg Berlanti, who is a fan of Jost, ensured he had to make an appearance due to a stipulation in their prenuptial agreement.

“Colin, I think he had to do it because it’s, like, in our prenuptial agreement. If I ask him to do something, he has to be there to support me,” Johansson quipped to Fallon, prompting laughter from the audience. “He has to be in every one of my films.”

The couple, who began dating in 2017 and married in October 2020, share a son named Cosmo, born in 2021. Johansson also has a daughter, Rose Dorothy, from her previous marriage.

Aside from guaranteed cameos, Johansson also revealed another perk of having a spouse who is also in the entertainment industry — always having someone to rehearse lines with. However, Johansson humorously pointed out that rehearsing with Jost doesn’t always go smoothly.

“I run lines with him, which is great,” she told Fallon. “You’d think that would be very convenient because you have a partner there to help you out. You learn your lines for tomorrow or whatever.”

Yet, Jost’s earnest approach to reading lines sometimes diverges from Johansson’s expectations. “He does, like, real serious… He really commits to the line reading,” she explained. “And it’s not always the performance I want it to be.”


Fallon interjected with humor, noting, “Yeah, you don’t want any performance. Just read the lines, you’re not going for the Oscar here.”

Johansson concurred, jokingly expressing her frustration when Jost introduces “big dramatic pauses” and immerses himself in the role during line rehearsals. She teased that sometimes it’s easier for her to learn the lines on her own.

Despite the playful critique of Jost’s line-reading skills, Johansson praised his comedic abilities and charm, emphasizing that he brings a delightful energy to their shared projects.

“Fly Me to the Moon,” their upcoming film, is set to release on July 12. Johansson highlighted Jost’s performance in the movie, describing him as “so funny and off-the-cuff and charming and great.”

As Johansson continues to balance her career with family life, her candid reflections on working with Jost offer a glimpse into their dynamic both on and off the screen.

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