No bad blood here!
Scarlett Johansson is coming to John Travolta's defense following an outpouring of criticism over a strange hug the actor gave her on the Oscars red carpet.
John and Scarlett at the Oscars on Feb. 22, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome," she explained in a new interview. "That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live."
Scarlett, 30, added that she hadn't "seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him." She additionally called John, 61, "a class act" and noted "there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta."
John and Idina onstage at the Oscars. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Earlier this week, the actor's rep explained his interesting onstage behavior with Idina Menzel — whose face he uncomfortably caressed while the duo were presenting the award for Best Original Song — was rehearsed.
"It was rehearsed in total,” the rep explained. “John Travolta loved working with Idina Menzel. John had a great time at the Oscars because his wife, Kelly Preston, and his daughter, Ella, were in attendance with him."
Scarlett spoke to 'The Associated Press.'