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Scarlett Johansson turns popcorn girl in Paris

Jewish Hollywood star joins Frenchman husband in bringing a gourmet version of the cinema snack to Europe’s culinary capital

US actress Scarlett Johansson smiles at the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016. (Benjamin Cremel/AFP)
US actress Scarlett Johansson smiles at the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016. (Benjamin Cremel/AFP)

PARIS – Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson swapped the red carpet for a turn behind the counter at her new popcorn shop in Paris on Saturday.

The “Lost in Translation” actress — decked out in a classic French blue and white striped top — dished out the crunchy treat to punters at the launch of the Yummy Pop store she and husband Romain Dauriac have opened in the city’s trendy Marais district.

The couple hope their unusual twists on the classic cinema snack — including the 31-year-old “Avengers” star’s favorite truffle, parmesan and sage flavor — will wow customers in the gastronomic capital of the world.

Ahead of the launch, Johansson’s spokesman in Los Angeles said she was passionate about popcorn, adding that it was cooked and mixed fresh on the spot with seasonal ingredients.

After Saturday’s soft launch, an official grand opening is planned for a later date.

Customers leave after buying popcorn at the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016, a joint effort of US actress Scarlett Johansson and her French husband, advertising executive Romain Dauriac. (Benjamin Cremel/AFP)
Customers leave after buying popcorn at the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016, a joint effort of US actress Scarlett Johansson and her French husband, advertising executive Romain Dauriac. (Benjamin Cremel/AFP)
US actress Scarlett Johansson and her husband Romain Dauriac listen to a customer at the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016. (Benjamin Cremel/AFP)
US actress Scarlett Johansson and her husband Romain Dauriac listen to a customer at the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016. (Benjamin Cremel/AFP)
People gather for the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016, a joint effort of US actress Scarlett Johansson and her French husband, advertising executive Romain Dauriac. (Benjamin Cremel/AFP)
People gather for the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016, a joint effort of US actress Scarlett Johansson and her French husband, advertising executive Romain Dauriac. (Benjamin Cremel/AFP)
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