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Updated : March 19 2017

Scarlett Johansson appeared on KBS2’s “Entertainment Weekly” on Saturday night and asked if it was true that Gangnam had Korea’s “cool kids.”

“I heard that‘s where the cool kids are. Where are the cool kids?” she asked Nickkhun, the Thai-American K-pop star who was a host that day.

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(Entertainment Weekly)
Johansson joined the show while in Korea over the weekend for a press conference of her soon-to-be released sci-fi film, “Ghost in the Shell.”

Her role in the film is a weaponized humanoid called Major.

She was joined by her co-stars Juliette Binoche and Pilou Asbaek, who play the role of the scientist that created her and her partnering human agent, respectively.

Nickkhun interviewed the three Hollywood stars on their roles and the film.

When Asbaek described his character Batou as a “big brother” to Major, Nickkhun asked if that meant Batou looks after her in the film.

While Asbaek nodded, “Yes, he’s very protective,” Johansson quickly added, “She doesn’t need taking care of,” evoking laughter from the audience.

Johansson said the best thing about the movie is Binoche’s motherly presence. Binoche thought Johansson’s derriere was the best.

Separately at the actual press conference, Johansson was asked by the reporters if she was aware of the current political situation in Korea.

The Hollywood star carefully phrased her answer, “I am aware that the president was impeached. We‘ve been reading about the news in the US.”

“It seems like a very complicated situation. But to save face I won’t drag myself into Korean politics,” she said, before adding, “If you want to talk about Trump, I have more than enough to say.”

“Ghost in the Shell” will release on March 29.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalm@herladcorp.com)

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