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September 28, 2008

Scarlett Johansson marries in Canada UPDATED

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Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot over the weekend, but no one knows whether it was a Jewish wedding…

Johansson is outspoken about her Judaism. She has been called “the kosher Danish” because of her father’s Scandinavian background, but according to Wikipedia, her mother Melanie Sloan, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx. When Johansson began working with Woody Allen, she felt an unusual bond with him—and attributed it to his being Jewish. He was the sweet, nerdy, powerful Jewish director and she was his young gorgeous muse. In 2007, she told USA Today, “I just adore Woody. We have a lot in common. We’re New Yorkers, Jewish. We have a very easygoing relationship.”

After Johansson starred with Natalie Portman in “The Other Boleyn Girl,” Portman coined the term “The Hot Knishes” for the Jewish tag team.

From The Times of London:

When Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek made a movie together, all the headlines blared “the Hot Tamales”. What should the media label a film starring two Jewish girls? Portman doesn’t miss a beat.

“The Hot Knishes,” she says, referring to the Jewish delicacy.

In this old YouTube gem, Johansson talks to the Israeli press about her Jewish background (she grew up with Shabbat and Hanukkah and Passover) and says she wishes she could speak Yiddish like her grandmother:

Details on the wedding from the Associated Press:

The couple married this weekend, according to publicist Meredith O’Sullivan. She did not provide details.

Us Weekly reported on its Web site Sunday that the small wedding took place at a resort outside Vancouver, British Columbia. Guests included Scarlett’s mother, Melanie Sloan, and her brother, Adrian Johansson, the magazine said.

The couple announced their engagement in May.

“We’re just enjoying our time,” the actress said last month. “We’re just recently — very recently — engaged. So, you know, we’re just taking it easy. And no big plan yet. But it’s a good time and we’re just ... enjoying our time to be young and engaged.

“I mean, I’m 23. There’s no reason to rush into it. Everything feels very natural and relaxed.”

Johansson most recently starred in the Woody Allen film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Reynolds starred on the TV show “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” and the romantic comedy “Definitely, Maybe.”

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