Katie Britt Is Thrilled Scarlett Johansson Played Her on SNL

It hasn’t been the best week for Alabama senator Katie Britt, but she says she was “pretty pumped” to see Scarlett Johansson play her on Saturday Night Live.

Appearing on fellow senator Ted Cruz’s podcast “The Verdict,” Britt said of the SNL sketch, “I’ve got to be honest with you, a bingo card for 2024 for Katie Britt. I did not have this on it, right?”

“It certainly didn’t have Scarlett Johansson playing me,” she added. “We were talking to the kids about all of it and they were like, ‘oh my gosh, mom … and I said, you know, look. It could have been worse. You have Black Widow. They bring in someone from the Avengers to play me in the cold open. I’m here for it.”

She’s not wrong. She may have been the butt of the joke, who wouldn’t want to be portrayed by ScarJo?

Cruz pointed out that Aidy Bryant’s portrayal of him on the show was far less flattering.

“They had her in like cornrows and sipping a margarita and it was hysterical,” said Cruz. “I laughed. I thought it was awesome. And by the way, Aidy looks pretty good in the beard.”

Johansson’s Britt impersonation received rave reviews and appears to have contributed to strong ratings for this weekend’s SNL. As we reported yesterday, it’s already the show’s third most-viewed clip on YouTube this season and it’s only been four days.

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