Scarlett Johansson Says She Believes Woody Allen
Scarlett Johansson has thrown her support behind director Woody Allen in a new interview.
The actor spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her new roles in 'JoJo Rabbit' and 'Marriage Story' and was questioned about her stance on the director.
Allen has been largely shunned by Hollywood following allegations of sexual assault from his daughter, Dylan Farrow. Allen denies the claims but actors including Timothée Chalamet, who appeared in Allen's 'A Rainy Day In New York', have expressed regret after working with him.
Johansson, who has appeared in Allen's 'Match Point', 'Scoop' and 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' reaffirmed her support for the controversial director.
"I love Woody," she told The Hollywood Reporter.
"I believe him, and I would work with him anytime."
"I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he's very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him," she explained.
Johannson was then asked about her position, considering the impact of the #MeToo movement and the "emphasis" on believing the allegations of women.
"It's hard because it's a time where people are very fired up, and understandably. Things needed to be stirred up, and so people have a lot of passion and a lot of strong feelings and are angry, and rightfully so. It's an intense time."
The comments come less than two months after Johannson's controversial statements about being able to play any character, regardless of race.
"You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job," Johansson told As If magazine.
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