The Hilarious Reason Colin Jost Didn't Want to Run Black Widow Lines With Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson found out the hard way that there’s a downside to your husband being your biggest fan. She revealed why SNL's Colin Jost didn't always want to hear about her day.

By Elyse Dupre Jun 25, 2021 3:34 PMTags
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In fact, Scarlett Johansson said her husband Colin Jost was so against finding out the details of Black Widow's plot that it got in the way of them reading lines together. 

"I can't tell him anything," the actress said on a recent episode of The Jess Cagle Podcast with Julia Cunningham, "and he doesn't even pry." 

Even when Johansson and Jost were both in London where she was filming her Marvel movie and he was making the animated feature Tom and Jerry, he still didn't spend their evenings together talking shop.

"If I was in the middle of a big action set piece or sequence or whatever, he was just not wanting hear anything about it," she added. "Of course, he wanted to know, 'How was your day?' But as soon as it would bleed into, 'Can you read this scene?', he's like, 'Am I going to get any spoilers?' He wanted to know 'spoiler alert' before we read lines together. Can you believe that?"

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Who knew there was a downside to Jost's fandom? From joining her for movie premieres to honoring her at award shows, the Saturday Night Live writer has always show support for his wife's role in the MCU. He even designed a special Avengers-themed ring as a gift for the two-time Oscar nominee.

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And then there's that other ring, the pair quietly tying the knot last October after three years of dating. "I've met someone I love," Jost wrote of Johansson in his book A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir, "and who I feel more comfortable with than I ever have before."

Comfortable enough, apparently, to let his comic book fan flag fly.