Benicio on elevator question
Actor Benicio Del Toro has finally responded to reports of a raunchy tryst with actress Scarlett Johansson in a hotel elevator, insisting he isn't fast enough to get naked in the eight-storey Chateau Marmont Hotel.
In February of 2004, tabloids claimed that Johansson and Del Toro had been "all over each other" in the elevator in the prestigious Los Angeles hotel following the Academy Awards. Johansson later joked about the alleged rendezvous, saying, "We were making out or having sex or something, which I think is very unsanitary."
But in March of this year Del Toro told a journalist, "Did I ever have sex in an elevator with Scarlett Johansson after an awards show? I kind of like, you know, I, well. I don't know. Let's leave that to somebody's imagination."
In reflection, Del Toro adds, "The Chateau Marmont only has eight floors. I would still be struggling out of my leather jacket by the second floor and wouldn't even have my shirt off at the seventh."
Del Toro, 38, last starred in Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City.” He’s set to play Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Steven Soderbergh’s biopic “Che” opposite Javier Bardem and Benjamin Bratt.