Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost reunite for Super Bowl ad

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have previously done comedy skits on “Saturday Night Live,” but now the married couple will come together onscreen to dodge a mind-reading Alexa device in a new commercial from the Super Bowl.

Johansson and Jost implement their usual home gaming routine using the Amazon device – a virtual personal assistant that plays music, tells the weather, delivers news and sports. In the ad, the couple are first impressed with Alexa’s features, but then imagine a world where Alexa reads their thoughts on a daily basis.

The 60-second commercial will launch on Monday and will be televised during Super Bowl 56 on February 13.

The ad attempts to take a comedic approach to the situation, which Jost thinks every couple would “identify with on some level.”

“They overstated the situation which I think is based on the reality of couples in general,” Jost said,

But if what the ad depicts actually happened in real life, Johansson said in a recent interview that it would be “absolutely terrifying” and that they would try to “live off the grid”.

Jost said he would take a different approach by confusing the device with his “many thoughts at once”. But then Johansson jokingly replied to her hubby that “you already have a lot of thoughts at once.”

The ‘Black Widow’ actor and ‘Saturday Night Live’ star – who tied the knot in 2020 – called it their first collaboration since hooking up on the late-night sketch series a pleasant experience. Jost had written a skit over a decade ago featuring Johansson who was the show’s guest host on several occasions.

Johansson called the shooting commercial fun, but hopes the millions of Super Bowl viewers enjoy their commercial as much as they do.

“Of course you want to make sure he lands,” the ‘Black Widow’ star said. “It’s a little nerve-wracking, but it’s also exciting to have an audience with that reach.”


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