Scarlett Johansson’s boyfriend SNL star Colin Jost surprised the Avengers: Endgame actress with a custom-made piece of jewelry designed by Sonia Boyajian for the premiere of the film.
The couple has been dating discretely for two years. Jost, the head writer at SNL, contacted with Boyajian, a renowned jewelry designer, to create a Thanos-inspired piece for the Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow actress for the film’s premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. Jost had the brilliant idea of creating a piece that incorporated the Marvel Universe villain’s sought after Infinity Stones.
Boyajian told The Hollywood Reporter that Jost called her three months ago. “He explained that he had this crazy idea and asked, ‘Can you do the glove of Thanos?’” Boyajian says, in reference to the "infinity gauntlet" glove worn by Thanos, which first appeared in a 1991 Marvel comic. “That’s very much his sense of humor; he is maybe the funniest person I’ve ever met, so I told him, ‘Sure, I’ll give it a try.’ I did some sketches, and he was completely involved in the process.”
In the Avengers saga, the Infinity Stones are the Mind, Power, Reality, Soul, Space, and Time Gems, which according to Marvel mythology, contain the supreme powers of the universe. Boyajian designed the incredible piece of hand jewelry that Johansson wore on the red carpet Monday with a custom strapless chainmail dress by Atelier Versace.
“I’ve been calling it the glove of Thanos because I based the lines on the piece he wears,” Boyajian says. The glove is rendered in 18-karat gold and features tourmaline, aquamarine, amethyst and Mexican fire opal. The opal can be detached and worn as a pendant. “I didn’t want it to be one big piece that she wears just the one time,” Boyajian adds.
Boyajian, who has been friends with Johansson for more than 15 years, was very familiar with her style and knew she would wear the piece confidently. The actress wasn’t the only one wearing custom jewelry for the premiere. Brie Larson, aka Captain Marvel, wore a custom lavender Celine gown with a gauntlet designed by Irene Neuwirth. The piece included rings with green and pink tourmaline and aquamarine and fire opal, as well as a cuff bracelet featuring a citrine and full-cut diamonds.
Avengers: Endgame will be released tomorrow in IMAX and 3D. So far, the film has been critically-acclaimed for its direction, acting, entertainment value and emotional depth, with critics praising its culmination of the 22-film story.
Johansson and Jost confirmed their relationship in December of 2017. The actress had been previously in a relationship with actor Ryan Reynolds. After meeting in 2007; they became engaged in May 2008 and married in September 2008. They then separated in December 2010 and divorced in July 2011. Johansson is expected to reprise her role as Black Widow in a solo project that will be directed by Cate Shortland.