Reddit’s r/OldSchoolCool subreddit is a place for its users to share old photographs they think will impress others, with it mostly being a destination for old family photos or classic pictures of celebrities. Recently, an image was posted to the site of someone’s grandma who had more than a passing resemblance to Scarlett Johansson. Now that image has led to the grandma in question being invited to party with the Ghost in the Shell actress.
The post featuring the grandma doppelganger reached the site’s front page, garnering 40,000 upvotes and over 2.6 million views on Imgur. It features the grandmother, named Geraldine, back in 1967, and the similarities to the actress are striking.
Take a look at the photo below:
Needless to say, Scarlett Johansson herself caught wind of the photo, and sent a video message to its poster and Geraldine requesting that they join her at the premiere of her new movie Rough Night.
“I have been inundated with e-mails and messages about how much we look alike, and I had to look at the photo myself. Holy crap. I want to meet you in person,” she said. “I saw that you were, quote, ‘drunk as a skunk’ when taking that photo, and I would like to see your drunk face. I want to share a drunk face with you. Let’s have a drink, Geraldine.”
She continued: “Do you want to come see Rough Night with me? Be my guest. We’re a bunch of partying girls so it’s a good running theme, and I’ll cover all your hidden costs. I’ll see you at the bar. Be there or be square.”
Watch the video below:
The poster of the photo, who revealed that his grandma was “drunk as a skunk” when the photo was taken, stated that she was “literally jaw dropping dumbfounded [sic]” when she received the video message, adding: “We are so taking them up on the offer. My grandma can get down.”
He also posted a follow-up photo of her that could offer some insight into what Scarlett Johansson will look like when she’s older:
There’s no word on when the Redditor and his grandma will be partying with Scarlett Johansson, but we imagine that the story will be revealed on Reddit soon enough.