Johansson, who’s not active on social media, first became aware of her look-alike when the woman’s grandson posted a photo of a younger Dodd on Reddit. “This came to me purely because people were like, ‘Oh my god, you have a doppelgänger and it’s crazy,'” the actress told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Friday. “So I looked at this link online. This woman looks exactly like me.”
The photo shows Dodd when she was 22 and Johansson confirmed “she was also really wasted in that picture. And so when I found out that obviously she looked exactly like me but she was wasted, I was like, ‘You should come and we should get wasted together at the Rough Night premiere.’ And so she came last night to the Rough Night premiere and we did get kind of trashed.”
Johansson had posted a video response to Reddit last month inviting Dodd to join her on the red carpet. When Colbert asked if she could party, Johansson joked, “Can she party? Oh my god, she’s a lush.”
“She was such a nice woman, though,” she added of Dodd. “Honestly, it was wonderful to meet her. She’s from Arkansas and her daughter, of course, owns a bar and so — and I will eventually make my way to Arkansas and continue this family reunion. She’s just awesome.”
Check out her full story in the video above. The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.