Scarlett Johansson's Dream Date: Patrick Swayze
The actress jokes about the Dirty Dancer and other older men at her Harvard roast
Maybe it was the freezing temperatures, or the dizziness of being the youngest-ever recipient of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award, but on Thursday Scarlett Johansson revealed her dream date: a dirty dancer.
After her roast by the Ivy League theatrical troupe, one reporter asked Johansson whom she’d most like to be linked with romantically. “Probably Patrick Swayze,” she said with a sigh. “My dream come true.”
The 22-year-old actress was in Cambridge for a luncheon and parade – alongside Hasty Pudding members in drag – as well as a traditionally bawdy ceremony in which she received the golden Pudding Pot award, which dates back 56 years.
At the ceremony, her 2004 movie The Perfect Score was lampooned in a skit in which she was seated at a desk and given a mock SAT test. “My worst nightmare,” she said.
One of the questions on the “test”: Who is her favorite person to get intimate with on-screen? When she replied, “I don’t feel comfortable answering that,” she was told that the correct answer was Isaac Mizrahi, who famously groped her on the red carpet at the 2006 Golden Globes.
Next, she was asked – since she’s kissed Bill Murray, 56 (in Lost in Translation), and Hugh Jackman, 38 (in The Prestige) – the minimum age for a guy she would make out with. Her reply? “Depends on how much champagne we have at dinner.”
Continuing on the subject of older men, she was handed a pair of oversized glasses and asked to impersonate her Scoop and Match Point director, Woody Allen, 61. “You guys are pretty close, right?” a cast member asked. “I hear he’s been almost like an adopted father to you.”
Johansson shot him a look and the audience laughed. (Allen is married to his ex Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.)
After proving her worthiness of the award, Johansson was presented with a Pudding Pot. She joked in her acceptance speech: “This is the closest I’ll ever get to a Harvard degree, for sure.”
At the post-award press conference, she was asked, as she was at the Grammys, if she’s dating Justin Timberlake.
“I think I already addressed that,” she said. “I made a video with him and we have friends in common. There’s nothing more to say.”