Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Colbert Ponder Life's 'Big Questions' on 'The Late Show'

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Scarlett Johansson and Stephen Colbert pondered some of life's big questions during the late night host's first week at the helm of The Late Show.

Since Scarlett Johansson was Colbert's first female on his new show, he likely figured he'd save the big questions for her.

"I get the impression that you're a deep person," he told Johansson. "I like to give the impression that I'm a deep person. Can we get real for a minute?"

"Let's go deep," she replied.

Thus began the introduction to Stephen Colbert's new segment called "Big Questions with Even Bigger Stars."

He and Scarlett Johansson laid on a blanket under fake stars, pondering life itself.

The two took turns asking each other some of life's big questions.

"You think there's a difference between living and being alive?", "Would you rather have feet for hands or hands for feet?" and "What do you think Oprah's doing right now?" were among the questions.

Scarlett Johansson was thrilled to be on The Late Show--so thrilled, in fact, she flew directly to New York from Paris, where she lives with husband Romain Dauriac and their daughter, one-year-old Rose Dorothy.

What kinds of "big questions" do you suppose Stephen Colbert might ask the next time he features "Big Questions with Even Bigger Stars" on The Late Show?

And can he possibly find anyone as enthralled as Scarlett Johansson to lay under fake stars and ponder said questions with him?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.