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Scarlett Johansson Didn’t Mean to Get So Excited About Donald Trump

The White House Correspondents' Dinner always makes for delightfully unlikely celebrity interaction, but Scarlett Johansson would like to clarify her animated conversation with the controversial Donald Trump. "Oh my God, I was upstairs on the red carpet and Donald Trump was there, and the last time I saw him, we did Jay Leno together, and my first thought was, 'Oh, hi! I haven't seen you since we did Jay Leno!'" she told Vulture on Saturday night. "And then I was like, 'Oh my gosh. Here I am so happy to see Donald Trump and the whole press line just saw that.' I mean, this whole controversy is so wild. All I could think to say to him was, 'Wow, you've made some headlines recently, huh?'" Did Johansson regret the photo op? "I have no problem getting my picture taken with anybody, but certainly that whole situation is absolutely ludicrous."

Johansson had brought her brother, Hunter, to the event, and both Johanssons were on the lookout for a certain CNN anchor. "I'm a Wolf Blitzer fan," Johansson admitted. "I think he has a lot of integrity and I would like to meet him. I heard he was here. My brother was like, 'I'm sure he'd be thrilled to meet you. He doesn't know who any movie stars are.' And I was like, 'Oh great, I probably don't have a chance.'" But would it freak out the newly redheaded actress (she's dyed her hair for The Avengers) to meet her news-reading idol, we wondered? "No, I was nervous when I met Patrick Swayze. Wolf Blitzer, probably not."

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