Scarlett Johansson made good on her promise to take a 72-year-old fan who was her spitting image 50 years ago as her date to the premiere of her new comedy Rough Night.
An image of a young Geraldine Dodd went viral on content sharing website Reddit in April (17), after her grandson posted the photo of the then-22-year-old.
He captioned it, “My Grandma Looked Like Scarlett Johansson When She Was Younger”.
The image was brought to Scarlett’s attention, prompting her to send the woman’s grandson a video message expressing her shock over the uncanny resemblance.
“This video is for grandma Geraldine,” the Avengers star said in the post. “Geraldine, I cannot tell you, I have been absolutely inundated with emails and messages about how much we look alike. And I had to look at the photo myself. Holy c**p.”
She went on to invite Geraldine to attend the launch of Rough Night, and the two ladies came face-to-face at Monday’s premiere in New York City.
They hit the red carpet together accessorized with matching sparkly clutches with a name tag design on the purses that read, “Hello, my name is”. In the blank space underneath, they each signed their names, and Scarlett carried the accessory reading “Geraldine”, while her fan kept a hold of the one signed by the actress as they posed together at the event.
It’s not known if Scarlett and her doppelganger were able to hit the town together after the premiere, but in her original video invite to Geraldine, the 32-year-old actress expressed her desire to get drunk with the grandmother.
“I saw that you were ‘drunk as a skunk’ when taking that photo (on Reddit), and I would like to see your drunk face,” she smiled. “I want to share a drunk face with you. Let’s have a drink, Geraldine.”
Scarlett covered the costs to fly Geraldine to New York for the night, when she got the chance to meet the actress’ movie co-stars, including Demi Moore, Zoe Kravitz, and Kate McKinnon.