After a pic popped up of the Lucy star giving John a major side eye when he kissed her on the Oscars red carpet, Scarlett defended him, saying the image was an "unfortunate still-frame."
"There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta," Scarlett told the Associated Press. "The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome."
"That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live, she continued. "Yet another way we are misguided, misinformed and sensationalized by the 24-hour news cycle. I haven't seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him."
Scarlett and John co-starred in the 2004 film A Love Song for Bobby Long, and were spotted giving each other a hug backstage during the show. In that pic, Scarlett is smiling and fully embracing the moment.
In spite of all the chatter behind John's awkwardness at the show – Idina Menzel chin touching included – the actor still laughed it off at Vanity Fair's Oscars party, telling the mag, "It means I get to come back next year."
We can't wait.
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