Being married to a “Saturday Night Live
” cast member isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, at least not if you want to watch
the show without feeling anxious.
, who is married to "SNL
" head writer
and actor Colin Jost
, said on Kelly Clarkson
's daytime talk show Wednesday that it's difficult for her
to watch the show now because she has such a personal connection to it.
“I now rarely watch the show without having a sense of not overwhelming panic, just like a slight underwhelming panic,” the “Black Widow
” actor told Clarkson, drawing laughter from both the singer and the audience.
“Because I just feel like something is going to fall apart at any moment,” she added, “and that’s the excitement of ‘SNL’ for all audiences, right?”
“But when you’re emotionally invested in it and not just entertained by it, it takes on a different life,” Johansson explained.
Johansson and Jost first met on the late night comedy
show in 2006, when the actor was hosting and Jost was still a new writer; the two collaborated on a sketch together, and the actor left an impression on the comedian
, though it didn't go any further at the time.
“I remember her being beautiful, smart, sweet, and intimidatingly sophisticated,” Jost wrote in his memoir
of his now-wife, “and she had a grace and a smile that I’ve still never seen in any other human.”
“She claims she remembers thinking I was ‘cute,’ but I know what I looked like at the time, and that’s not the word I would have used,” Jost joked, describing his appearance as “shaggy.”
Despite the fact that Johansson later married and divorced actor Ryan Reynolds
Romain Dauriac, she later reconnected with Jost when she hosted “SNL” for the fifth time in 2017.
The couple dated for three years before marrying in October 2020 and announcing their nuptials on the Meals On Wheels America Instagram
, which featured a photo of the Staten Island ferry (where Jost is from) and cheekily declared the couple "Jost Married."
Meals on Wheels America (@mealsonwheelsamerica) shared this post on Instagram.
The couple, known as "ScarJo," is reportedly expecting their first child
together; Johansson also has a 6-year-old daughter, Rose, with her second husband.
Jost previously stated in his memoir that he wanted to start a family
after leaving "SNL," but that he wanted to wait until after he retired.
“It’s certainly not a good place to work
while raising a family or nurturing a healthy relationship,” Jost wrote in his memoir, “and ‘SNL’ ranks somewhere between long-haul truck
driver and Somali pirate.”
“I’ve even woken up on a Sunday after a show thinking, ‘I would love to be raising a baby right now!’” he added, “which is a far cry from when I used to wake up on a Sunday thinking, ‘Can I make it to the bathroom, or should I just puke on this plant?’