“Scarlett was originally supposed to present a different award with Zac Efron, but when Sandy heard Scarlett would be there, she reached out to her,” says an
insider. “It was a preplanned, scripted kiss the producers knew about – and it was Sandra’s camp’s idea.”
Bullock was no doubt encouraged by the attention she got when she planted a wet one on Meryl Streep at the Critics Choice Movie Awards, which aired on VH1 in January. But the latest smooch seen ’round the world may never have happened if Scarlett wasn’t such a brave soul.
A source close to Johansson says the Broadway babe was “obviously more than fine with it” but got a preshow pep talk from Bullock to ensure it. We hear the pair talked about their presenting tactic the night before at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards.
After the smooch, Bullock addressed the attention now placed on her personal life, saying “Can we please go back to normal because therapy is really expensive. Go back to making fun of me, I don’t care, it’s time to get back to normal.”