Scarlett Johansson: I Love Getting Drunk at White House Correspondents Dinner

Celebrity News Dec. 22, 2011 AT 6:31PM
Scarlett Johansson: I Love Getting Drunk at White House Correspondents Dinner Credit: James Devaney/WireImage.com

Not-so-serious ScarJo!

Scarlett Johansson lets loose in some unlikely places, even 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! In an appearance on Anderson Cooper's eponymous talk show, the 27-year-old actress opened up about why she loves the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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"They call it the prom -- Washington's prom," she said. "For me, I feel kind of like a chaperone. [I just] enjoy it and don't have to be completely involved."

"We're just expected [as entertainers] to get drunk and make fools of ourselves," she quipped. "The Republican senator's the one that's supposed to be like on the straight and narrow."

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Cooper, however, doesn't share Johansson's enthusiasm for the event. "They're people I have to interview at night on CNN, so I don't want to interact with these people," he admitted.

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At the White House dinner this spring, a witness told Us Weekly Johansson and then-beau Sean Penn made out "right as the main course of the dinner was being put on the table." Johansson even sat in Penn's lap during part of the meal.

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