Scarlett Johansson lent her sultry voice to a recording of the Old Testament in former SNL writer and performer Mike O’Breien’s new comedy album. The track, dubbed “Sexy Bible,” features Scarlett Johansson reading some of the stranger passages from the Book of Deuteronomy for the fictional WSEX, Sexy Talk Radio.
O’Brien had long wanted to satirize the Old Testament, but realized he’d need to call in reinforcements. It wasn’t a job he could do alone.
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Enter Scarlett Johansson.
“I wasn’t sure what the comedic take would be when I first became obsessed with Deuteronomy, but I knew a female should be delivering most of it because a lot of the quotes are very misogynistic and who wants to hear a guy make fun of that,” Mike O’Brien said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I was so thrilled that Scarlett said she’d do it.”
Scarlett Johansson Makes a Bible Verse Sound Really Sexy for Tasty Radio https://t.co/TTQh9tEoWF
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In addition to Scarlett Johansson, O’Brien enlisted the help of several of his Saturday Night Live alumni to help with the recordings. Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, and Seth Meyers will also appear on the album.
Will you check out Scarlett Johansson in this latest endeavor–or is that a bit too strange for your tastes?