Michael Douglas discovers that he is Scarlett Johansson’s cousin in the program “Finding Your Roots” – El Diario NY

Michael Douglas discovers that he is Scarlett Johansson’s cousin in the program “Finding Your Roots” – El Diario NY

American actor Michael Douglas He got one of the biggest surprises of his life during his most recent participation in the program “Finding Your Roots”. And given the interpreter’s ignorance, presenter Henry Louis Gates Jr. revealed to him that he is the “DNA cousin” of the Oscar-nominated actress. Scarlett Johansson.

You’re kidding? Is incredible. Excellent. This is great. This is very cool.

Michael Douglas


After her happy reaction, the actress’s husband Catherine Zeta-Jones He mentioned that he wants to see Johansson soon to share the news.

Why are Michael Douglas and Scarlett Johansson related?

According to the host of the famous show, Douglas and Johansson “they share identical stretches of DNA on four different chromosomes.” In the same show it was revealed that the maternal lines of the “Black Widow” performer, which come from the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, lead her to kinship with Michael Douglas.

Scarlett Johansson posing on a red carpet with her husband Colin Jost.

This is not the first time that the famous PBS show discovers the familiarity between two Hollywood stars or another surprising fact in the origin of a celebrity. Throughout its 10 seasons, host Henry Louise Gates Jr. has revealed to Julia Roberts and Edward Norton who were genetic cousins.

Likewise, he pointed out to the actress Kerry Washington who had been conceived through a sperm donor.

Finding Your Roots” is a documentary television series broadcast by the PBS signal in which the host, Henry Louis Gates Jr. invites a celebrity in each episode to show him his “life book”, which consists of a compilation of information from genealogists that allow the star to see their ancestral stories as well as learn about their family connections and discover the secrets about their lineage.

Michael Douglas and Scarlett Johansson: stars coming from the same root

Despite being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universelike the scientist Hank Pym, in the case of Michael Douglasand Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johanssonboth actors have not shared the screen or worked together.

Scarlett Johansson posing.
Scarlett Johansson will make her directorial debut this year.
Credit: Mezcalo

However, there is no doubt that both performers, coming from the same genetic root, have established themselves as highly recognized stars. About Scarlett Johanssonthe artist has been twice nominated for an Oscar in addition to, this year, she will make her debut as a director.

While, Michael Douglas He has become one of the most recognized and prominent actors of his generation thanks to his great participations in addition to his multiple recognitions.

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