After being asked to deliver his actual Scarlett Johansson tribute, Robert Downey Jr. appears as if he is speaking from the heart about his longtime co-star. But it’s later revealed that he’s been tricked by the teleprompter, all thanks to Johansson and her hubby Colin Jost, whom Downey goes after once he realizes what’s happening.
“Scarlett, congratulations. I mean, you’re so deserving of this award,” Downey begins. “You’ve overcome so many obstacles to make space for yourself and others in a sea of overt and sub-intentional misogyny, started by everything from studios, directors, and producers to one-man toxic flotillas like me. Take it from me, Robert Downey Jr., the shortest leading man since Don Adams in ‘Get Smart,’ who rivals Giuliani for least subtle use of Just For Men Touch Of Grey hair dye.” It’s at this moment that Johansson and Jost’s secret gag is revealed.
“How far did we get you to go?” Downey says, looking confused but continuing to read. “Robert, it’s Scarlett and Colin. We had two glasses of white wine on a weeknight and felt like clowning you.” Here’s where classic Downey comes in.
“Cut,” he says, jokingly looking angry off camera. “F*** you, Scarlett. Jost, I’m gonna punch you in the d**k.” The Marvel heavyweights have been working together since 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” in which Johannsson made her MCU debut. So it’s no surprise to see the two goofing off together. Johansson’s latest Marvel flick, “Black Widow,” is currently streaming on Disney+.