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Scarlett Johansson Plays ‘Scary Mom’ Katie Britt on ‘Saturday Night Live’ After Republican Senator Is Panned

“Saturday Night Live” kicked off the March 9 episode mocking President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address — but more so, the Republican response. After Mikey Day’s Biden spoke to Congress and mocked House Speaker Mike Johnson shaking his head — “every time I say predecessor, Mike Johnson shakes his head like he just accidentally caught 30 seconds of the show ‘Euphoria'” — he threw it to Katie Britt, the Alabama senator.

With that, Scarlett Johansson appeared as Britt, stating, “Tonight I’ll be auditioning for the part of ‘Scary Mom.’ I’ll be performing an original monologue called ‘This Country is Hell.’”

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Continuing to mock Britt’s speech, which was intensely criticized online, she went on to explain how she’s “not just a senator.”

“I’m a wife, a mother and the craziest bitch in the Target parking lot,” said Johansson. “I’m worried about the future of our children and this is why I’ve invited you into this strange, empty kitchen. Because Republicans wanted me to appeal to women voters and women love kitchen.”

She went on to say that Biden gave “a performance of a permanent politician,” but that she’s not performing.

“First and foremost, I’m a mom. And like any mom, I’m going to do a pivot out of nowhere into a shockingly violent story about sex trafficking. Rest assured, every detail about it is real, except the year, where it took place, and who was president when it happened,” she continued.

Johansson’s Britt also attempted to sell her “gorgeous bejeweled cross necklace” midway through her speech and later got “weirdly seductive for no apparent reason.”

The sketch also featured a “Get Out” pun, with Johansson stirring a teacup with a spoon and the cameras cutting to a terrified Kenan Thompson with tears running down his cheek.

Later in the episode, Jost, who is married to Johansson, joked about Britt’s speech during the “Weekend Update” segment, noting that it was some of the worst acting he’s ever seen.

Watch Johansson’s cold open below:

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