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Colin Jost on first meeting Scarlett Johansson

Colin Jost’s first time meeting Scarlett Johansson was straight out of a rom-com.

The now-engaged couple was launched when Jost, then in his first yr at “Saturday Night time Stay,” wrote a sketch that Johansson, who was internet hosting the present for the first time, appeared in.

The sketch was a parody of MTV’s “My Tremendous Candy Sixteen,” writes Jost, 38, in his new memoir, “A Very Punchable Face.”

“She claims that she remembers pondering I used to be ‘cute’ however I do know what I regarded like and that’s not the phrase I might have used. (‘Shaggy’ would have been extra beneficiant. ‘Slovenly’ would have been extra correct),” he writes.

“I keep in mind her being stunning, good, candy, and intimidatingly refined,” he continues. “And she or he had a grace and a smile that I’ve nonetheless by no means seen in some other human.”

The Staten Island native solely briefly mentions his fiancée within the tome however does endearingly say, “I’ve met somebody I like and who I really feel extra comfy with than I ever have earlier than.”

He additionally saves his last acknowledgment for the “Avengers” actress, writing, “Thanks to Scarlett for being my first reader and for all the time defending me from my worst instincts. Do not forget that Mexican masks I attempted to place in our lounge? Thanks for stopping me from doing that.”

Final yr, Jost and Johansson, 35, introduced their engagement after quietly relationship for 2 years. Will probably be the third marriage for the Oscar-nominated actress. She was beforehand wed to Ryan Reynolds and French advert exec Romain Duariac, with whom she shares a 5-year-old daughter, Rose.

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