Swimming troupe Aqualillies and Scarlett Johansson making a splash in Hollywood with Coen brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’


In case you missed it, the Aqualillies are having a Moment. Until recently, their synchronized swimming spectacles were largely VIP affairs, reserved for the Hollywood glitterati. (They got their big break as Justin Timberlake’s 30th birthday surprise.)

Lately, though, the Aqualillies have popped up in TV commercials and the music videos of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande. On Feb. 5, they make their big-screen debut in the Coen brothers’ new comedy “Hail, Caesar!” helping Scarlett Johansson look that much better in a mermaid tail. On Feb. 19, the results of that eye-popping Woodland Hills rehearsal will air as an Esther Williams-inspired sequence on the CW’s “Jane the Virgin.”

“There’s always been a desire for this,” said the Aqualillies’ Ramsey, the assistant swim choreographer on “Hail, Caesar!” and herself a former competitive synchronized swimmer. “It went dormant for a while. Aqualillies gave it a vehicle to come back.”

See Los Angeles Times

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