Scarlett Johnson Clarifies Rumor Of Hooking Up With Benicio Del In An Elevator

Almost after 18 years of the headline, Scarlett Johnson has now opened up about that rumor. It was Oscars 2004 and news came in that she and actor Benicio Del Toro hooked up in an elevator.

So, Lost in Translation actress is finally speaking out about the same. “There was a rumor that went around for a very long time that said that I had sex in an elevator,” Scarlett recently told. Finally breaking her silence on the matter. “That was a story that followed me for a long time. But I always thought that was outrageous”.

Although Scarlett Johnson didn’t call out Benicio by name, it was pretty clear to what story she was referring. “I was always thinking to myself, ‘That would be tough. It’s a very short period, the logistics of that seem so unappealing to me,” she added. “I’m a person who’s terrified of being caught doing something I’m not supposed to be doing. So that made the story even that much more absurd to me”.

Talking about the rumor, Scarlett did mention that they were in lift together but with somebody else also. So, during an interview around the time the gossip started to pop off, Scarlett said, “He’s a fabulous guy. Apparently there was somebody with us in an elevator, and we were making out or having sex or something, which I think is very unsanitary”.

The Avengers actress later clarify she was being sarcastic, saying that the quote was ‘taken out of context’. However, after some people read it to mean a confirmation of the alleged hookup. “I never had sex with Benicio Del Toro in an elevator”, said Scarlett.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.