Random Acts of Ali Larter: Maternity cover from Scarlett Johansson

Ali Larter JCP Cooks Peanut Butter event

So our Ali is, of course, still working hard, despite being pregnant. She’s just run an event with Stella McCartney in support of Project Peanut Butter to which – be still my beating heart – both Julie Bowen and Julie Benz turned up.

But the time is fast approaching when Ali simply won’t be able to be random every five minutes like she normally is. Fortunately, she’s planned ahead and charged various people of extreme randomness with the job of covering for her in her absence.

This week – and probably in some future weeks, too, given her showing this week – Scarlett Johansson is providing Ali’s maternity cover. She’s already helped out once before, so pretty much knows the ropes. But to prove a point, she’s gone all out for random this week.

Here she on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, playing ‘Who Let the Dogs Out?’ on the violin, as well as ‘She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain’ on the trombone, despite having no actual training in either instrument.

Scarlett Johansson plays Who Let the Dogs Out on the violin

And here she is advertising her appearance on this Saturday’s Saturday Night Live in a variety of random ways, including as an angry Brit, as a pirate and by doing magic tricks.

I think she’s going to fit right in here.

Have you seen Ali Larter, Scarlett Johansson or any one of Ali’s sub-contractors acting randomly? If so, let us know and we’ll tell everyone about it in “Random Acts of Ali Larter


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.