It appears that this year’s Marine Corps Ball is going to be a star-studded event! Minus a couple of the invited stars, of course.
Mila Kunis was the first to be invited to the Ball, of which she accepted. Afterward, Justin Timberlake was also invited. That spurned Betty White’s invitation (she declined), along with Disney starlet Miley Cyrus and even Terminator star Linda Hamilton was ASKING for an invitation. Now, we’ve learned that Scarlett Johansson has also been invited for the occasion.
Sgt. Dustin L. Williams took the chance and offered to escort her to the Ball, but she’s had to decline. In lieu of her presence, she sent a snazzy bottle of champagne. Scarlett said in a statement, “I feel incredibly honored to have been invited to the Marine Corps Ball by Sgt. Dustin L. Williams. Not only does Sgt. Williams deserve recognition for his bravery, selflessness and dedication to the United States and its people, but he also displays a cheeky talent for film making.”
She went on to say, “Sgt. Williams, unfortunately due to prior commitments I will not be able to attend the Ball with you this year but I am sending you a case of Moet and Chandon with gratitude. In my absence, I raise a glass to you and all the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps, past and present, in thanks for your continued commitment to preserving the safety of our nation.”
In the Youtube video he created, he said, “Scarlett Johansson, it would be my pleasure to take you to the Marine Corps Ball and spend an evening with you.”
Prior to her response, he said, “I would not believe the invitation would be denied without good cause. With her current career I would imagine Scarlett Johansson is a busy woman…Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
Kudos to her for answering him in the classy way that she did.
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