Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon Get Tested on Jewish Culture

Josh Horowitz is a managing editor for MTV News and on-air personality covering the world of film. Josh hosts “After Hours” on, a show where he and some of the most recognized names in film show a completely different side.

In the current edition of "After Hours", he interviews Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon, stars of the new movie We Bought a Zoo, on basic questions about Jewish culture. Why? Probably because Scarlett Johansson is Jewish, and proud of it. Matt Damon is not, but he's a good sport in trying to answer the questions. For the record, we're not thrilled with the questions that Josh chose to ask, but it's all in the spirit of good clean fun, so let's go along for the ride.

Here's the interview, followed by a short clip from Israeli TV where Johansson answers questions about her Jewish ancestry, and the trailer from the movie We Bought a Zoo

The movie, based on a true story, is about Los Angeles journalist Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon), who, following his wife's untimely death, decides to make a fresh start by quitting his job and moving his children (Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones) to an 18-acre property containing the Rosemoor Wildlife Park. Though closed for years, Rosemoor is still home to many animals, cared for by Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson) and her small staff. Mee opens his heart and his checkbook as he, Kelly and the others work to renovate and reopen the zoo.


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