He found the actress to be "intimidatingly sophisticated" when they were introduced on the set of Saturday Night Live years ago.

By Nashia Baker
July 15, 2020

Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson are looking towards the future, and are well on their way to marriage after announcing their engagement last year. The comedian, however, recently took a trip down memory lane. The Saturday Night Live star just opened up about his first impression of his bride-to-be. In his new book, A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir, Colin reveals that he found Scarlett to be "beautiful, smart, sweet, and intimidatingly sophisticated," and was drawn to her from day one, E! News reports. As for their first meeting? This happened on the set of the sketch comedy show, Colin recalled: "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."

After speaking with her, Colin could tell immediately that she was wise beyond her years. "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]," he shared.

The writer went on to share that Scarlett recalls the moment fondly, too. "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 adds.

Their relationship has come a long way since then, and Colin truly feels as though he has found his life partner. "I've met someone I love and who I feel more comfortable with than I ever have before. I feel more confident committing to what I'm working on and standing by whatever I create, regardless of whether people like it or not," he said.


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