Actor Scarlett Johansson has finally addressed one of the most iconic viral clips of the 2000s.
If you need a refresher on your early Internet history, I’ll break down the Johansson clip.
In the 2006 video, the then-22-year-old actor was seen attending the Golden Globes and talking to the press. Everything seems normal enough, right?
During a brief interview on the red carpet, she tells the interviewer that she is wearing Valentino and that the highlight of her evening was that Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor for his role in the film. Macintosh,
Everything still seems pretty normal but that’s not the reason the clip went viral.
A woman appeared to walk up behind the actress and disappear from view while Johansson was answering questions.
It spawned all kinds of theories on social media, from the humorous to the supernatural.
Johansson finally addressed the clip while speaking to Jimmy Fallon on his late-night talk show on Friday last week (November 17).
Now the 38-year-old actress has revealed the mystery behind that moment and also revealed the identity of the woman who had apparently gone missing.
“Oh my God, that’s my mom,” Johansson said after watching the clip.
“That’s my mother, that dark-haired woman, that’s my mother,” he said, much to the amusement of the crowd.
“I’ve been looking for her for the last 15 years, it’s so strange, she’s totally my mother.”
Fallon laughed out loud and praised the actress for her acting.
Although you may still be worried that Johansson was simply downplaying her mom’s teleporting abilities, Internet sleuths have come up with a solid explanation for what happened.
One of the commenters who believed the mystery to be some kind of paranormal event shared the video from another angle, ultimately debunking these theories.
It’s clear to see that Johansson’s mom was hidden by other red carpet denizens as she passed by the actress, giving the illusion that she vanished into thin air.
“She’s behind him. Look at the hole between his left arm and his body,” another curious viewer wrote.
“You see the woman fill that void. Scarlett completely blocks that out. That’s why the next guy has to go not along the wall, but around it.”
Sorry to disappoint those who wish the Hollywood elite were hiding teleportation technology from the general public.