You might have been wondering why John Travolta took a moment to hug and kiss Scarlett Johansson on the Oscars 2015 red carpet — but the actress herself tells the Associated Press she didn’t think twice about it. In fact, she says there’s nothing “weird” about Travolta at all.
"There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta," she told the AP after photos of the duo went viral after Sunday’s award show.
"The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome,” she added, referring to the fact she appears to be giving Travolta mad side-eyes in the snap. “That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live.”
The new mom, who starred alongside the Grease alum in 2004’s A Love Song for Bobby Long, added that she was more than happy to see the handsy actor. “I haven't seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him,” she added.
Travolta was also the subject of many memes after he caressed Idina Menzel’s face and chin while presenting at the Oscars — another moment that wasn’t as odd as it appeared because it was planned.
"It was rehearsed in total,” his rep previously clarified to Us Weekly.
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