There’s awkward, and then there’s awwwwwkward.
Pretty sure this photo of whatever John Travolta is trying to do with Scarlett Johansson falls into the latter category.
Seriously, every single thing about this photo makes you want to cringe. From Travolta’s hand-placement and his unnerving kissy face (to be fair, most people’s kissy faces aren’t exactly attractive) to Johansson’s distant pose and her "I am seriously going to hurt you if you don’t get away from me" face.
Johansson, whose creepy art house thriller Under The Skin was considered by many to be one of the year’s big snubs, looked stunning in her floor-length hunter green Atelier Versace gown, and didn’t look like she wanted Travolta’s hands leaving weirdly placed fingerprints all over it.
Maybe he tried to say hi and ended up totally demolishing her name, and this is just the weird way he apologizes for things?
It was recently revealed that Travolta would be returning to television for a role in the upcoming American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Check out ET’s interview with the star for more on his return to TV.